Freely Receive and Freely Give

1 Timothy 6:17-19 (NKJV)

Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to TRUST in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to ENJOY. 18 Let them do good, that they be RICH in good works, READY to give, WILLING to share, 19 storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

CG Discussion Points

  1. What should be the attitude of both the rich and poor towards the riches and money? Explain the guiding principles. (1 Timothy 6:17; 1 Timothy 6:10; 1 Timothy 5:8)
  2. What are the consequences if money plays a role of an idol in our lives? How to be a good steward of God’s money? (Colossians 3:5; Ecclesiastes 5:18-19; Psalm 35:27; 1 Timothy 6:18-19)
  3. Explain the law of sowing and reaping. Use some biblical examples. (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:6,10; Luke 6:38; Proverbs 11:24-25)
  4. Whom are we to bless as Christians? What is the true meaning of ‘giving cheerfully’? (Proverbs 19:17; Galatians 6:6,9-10; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 2 Corinthians 9:7)