Discussion Questions for Ord. 32B

  1. Describe a time when you were utterly dependent upon someone’s care, generosity, and attention.  (1 Kgs 17:8)
  2. What is God busy with these days and asking us to assist with? (Ps 146)
  3. What signs of faith-inspired generosity have you witnessed in your congregation, community or the world? (Mark 12:38)
  4. How do you inspire or cultivate generosity when hesitancy, scarcity thinking or prejudice get in the way? (Mark 12:38)

This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Rod Boriack.

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