Reading this week: Reconciliation and Thanksgiving
At our last Pathway Learning Community, our coach shared his passion for stewardship and generosity in discipleship (see the Vitality Pathway’s eighth Missional Marker, Sacrificial and generous living). Pastor Phil encouraged us to consider this challenge in 2 Corinthians, and Thanksgiving Week is a great time to accept the challenge!
Monday: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, “For this very purpose”
We are designed for eternity. How is God preparing your “earthly tent” for that “eternal house”? Where are you seeing the eternal break out in your life?
Tuesday: 2Corinthians 5:11-6:2, New Creation
We are compelled to ministry by Christ’s love. Where are you celebrating the “new creation” experience? To what ministry of reconciliation is God opening doors for you right now?
Wednesday: 2 Corinthians 6:11-7:4, Fatherly advice
Paul is writing to us as his children. Why would a father be especially concerned about our relationship with darkness? How is God revealing to you both darkness and light?
Thursday: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, God’s provision
The Macedonians were rich even though they thought themselves poor. How have you experienced Macedonian style grace? In what ways did the teaching about grace gifts in Romans 12 help you share your gift generously?
Friday: 2 Corinthians 8:16-9:5, Proof of our love
Paul is clear that generosity is proof (a proof?) of our love. What opportunities for generosity is God placing in your life? When did you experience this kind of generosity from a brother or sister?
Saturday: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Generosity and Thanksgiving
Yes, cheerful generosity in our lives lead others to thanksgiving! When have you experienced joy in an opportunity to be generous? How have you been able to overcome circumstances in your generosity?