Week 1. Wednesday: Generous
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: Acts 2:44-45
44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the keys words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Snapshot: In this passage, Luke describes the kind of generosity that defined the early church. This kind of generosity would’ve been unusual in the first century. Not only did they help those in need, they would sell their own property to help others. This is what we call sacrificial giving. We are not called to simply give when we have extra resources. We are called to give and serve others sacrificially. Generosity cannot be limited to only money or only serving. We are called to give both our time and resources for the sake of others.
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
What do you think it means to be generous?
Do you consider yourself a generous person? Why or why not?
In what ways can you be more generous with your time and resources?
PRAY: Ask God to give you a heart of generosity.