Series big Idea:
Regardless of what happens to me, I will be thankful for all Jesus has done for me.
Teaching Big Idea:
My gratitude is expressed through giving and always doing my best.
BEGIN IN PRAYER: Begin with thankfulness.
Talk it over:
ICE BREAKER Where have you seen giving and excellence expressed in the past few weeks?
In what environment are you at your best?
1And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.2 Corinthians 8:1-4 (NIV)
1. How is generosity difficult when you don’t have enough?
2. How are joy and extreme poverty possible at the same time?
9For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NIV)
1. How was Jesus rich?
2. How did he become poor?
3. What richness did he make available to you?
CONCLUDE: How will you live from Gratitude this week? Pray in thankfulness.