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Growing in Giving and Service

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“Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.” -NLT

  • Help us appreciate that service and giving is a form of worship to God and changes us for the best.
  • Help believers desire growth in both Service and Giving.
  • Help us understand that growing in service and giving is the will of God.
  • Help us appreciate that there is grace for growth in our service and giving.
  • Understand that the grace of giving and service grows over time as our faith increases
  • Know that sacrifice and consistency is a way of growing in giving and service
  • Help Christians understand the recipe for growth in both Service and Giving
  • Help us appreciate that growing in giving and service is not an option but an obligation for a believer.

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  • What does it mean to grow in giving and service?
  • How can believers grow in giving and service?
  • Are there any laid down principles of growing in giving and service?
  • How would believers know that they are growing in giving and service?
  • What can believers do to enhance their growth in giving and service?
  • What exactly can cause lack of growth in giving and service?
  • How can I grow in service to both God and humanity?
  • Can overcoming recognized causes of hinderance to giving and service lead to growth?
  • What are some of the recipes for growth in service and giving?
  • Can I grow if I am disconnected from my source (God)?
  • Can an environment affect my growth in service and giving?
  • God expects us to grow in service and giving (2 Cor 8:7).
  • As we are growing in giving and service, we are increasing in faith (2 Cor 8:7). It transforms the heart.
  • Our attitude matters to God. Growing in giving and service would prompt us to set a goal of doing it regularly, proportionally, and even joyfully (2 Cor 9:6-7)
  • One sign of growth is ease of our obedience to the instructions from God. (Gen 22: 2-3, Rom 8:14)
  • Christians can grow in service and giving when our priority is focused on the things of God, the more we align to his will, the more we grow (Matthew 6:21)
  • A divine principle which to the rational man is a paradox is that we receive more when we let go of what we have, the more we give to service and giving to both God and humanity, the more we grow. (Proverbs 11:24)
  • We will surely grow if we continuously seek to honor God in our service and giving (1 Tim 4:6-10)
  • The source is always the sustainer, stay connected to Christ to achieve growth in giving and service (John 15:4-5)
  • Growth can be an uncomfortable experience; we should be ready to be pruned and stretched so we can grow (John 15:2)
  • Prayerfully seek the counsel of God in the areas to direct your service and giving, viable seeds might not yield its full potential if planted on a wrong soil (Matthew 13:1-9)
  • Growing in service and giving to both God and Humanity has a cost, it tilts towards sacrifice (2 Samuel 24:24)
  • Our association defines our destination. We align ourselves with people that are deliberately seeking to improve their giving and serving (1 Corinthians 15:33)
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  • Our mindset affects our service, Believers cannot grow in service and giving beyond their mindset (attitude), Let s fix our attitude towards God and his purpose for us (Matthew 25:24-26)
  • Growth in giving and service can be enhanced in an environment that encourages accountability and integrity, ensuring the impact of Christian giving and service is appreciated.
  • Our diet, determines our growth pattern, lets us focus on the right spiritual diet (Philippians 4:8)
  • For a seed to grow, it has to be watered and the conditions for a healthy growth must be identified. Let us not be weary in well doing (Galatians 6:9)
  • It is important Christians know their purpose, serving in an area that is not your purpose might not get you to your full potential of service, when purpose and service are aligned, growth is enhanced .
  • Growth cannot occur without humility; our will must be subject to the will of God in both our service and giving to enjoy the benefits of growth
  • Discipline is a tool for growth , let us embrace discipline and obey the word of Holy and allow the Holy Spirit work in us.
  • Muscles are developed when they are stretched and undergo strain, for growth to occur, the stretching of our faith is a key requirement.
  • We should not be judgmental about someone else’s growth regime; the pace of growth differs. Let us encourage one another in Love
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