What was the worst gift you gave or received this year?

Main Idea
God shows and expects open-handed generosity, not closed-fisted greed.

Where did you see generosity or greed in an unexpected way this holiday season?

This weekend we heard that greed is a relentless desire for more that causes a stumbling block in our lives. Where has greed, a desire for more, caused you to stumble in the past?

What does the Bible say?
Read Psalm 89:11 and Colossians 1:15-16
How do these verses shape our view of our possessions?

Read Philippians 4:11-12
Would you say you are living out of contentment or living to get more? What would it take to change your perspective?

Read Luke 16:9 and 2 Corinthians 9:6
What do these verses say about the purpose of your resources? Do believe all of your resources have a purpose?

Apply the message
What is something you can do this week to live out one of these scriptures?

What is a way that your small group can use your resources to bless others? Do you know of any needs?

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