Lakeside Church

June 4, 2023 | Redefining Generosity, Faithfulness, and Deconstruction

These questions are connected to the message, Redefining Generosity, Faithfulness, and Deconstruction, from Sunday, June 4, 2023. You can watch it here.

  1. Reflect on the passage (Luke 20:45-21:4). What piqued your interest or caught your attention in either section?
  2. What, if any, are the correlations you’ve seen or experienced between the scribes Jesus warned against and the church today? Some categories of warning: affluent lifestyles, making a name for themselves, their service is always in the limelight, preferential treatment, greedy and opportunistic, empty rituals.
  3. One angle on this passage is that Jesus is redefining generosity in the Kingdom of God: It’s not how much you give but how much you hold back (i.e. proportional giving). Do you agree with this statement? What are some challenges in giving for both the wealthy and the needy?
  4. Have you had any aha moments in scripture where you saw a passage or story through another person’s eyes or social location? How will being aware of this change how you read scripture?
  5. Share a time when a new insight on scripture felt like it was rocking your world of faith or belief. What did you feel? What did you do? Are you grateful for it or do you wish you could un-know it?
  6. What are some areas of faith, God, belief, the bible that you are currently wrestling with?