Generosity Advances The Gospel: Philippians 4:14-20

Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen (Philippians 4:14-20 ESV)

God is always at work casting vision for Gospel advancement, shaping generosity stories in his family and bring those two stories together. He’s moving his kingdom and mission forward, and he’s using the generosity of his people to do it! That generosity allows us to play a practical part in God’s mission.

It’s the simple truth that God can do whatever he wants! But, he has decided to use his church, and the generosity of his people to further his kingdom and advance the gospel.

Discussion Questions:

  • How has the Lord equipped and shaped your life up to this point?
    • What are the gifts / talents / abilities that God has given you?
    • How has God blessed you financially?
  • How can you be generous with what God has given you?
  • What does it look like to "go" in your life right now?
  • What does it look like to "send others" in your life right now?
  • Do you believe that God oversees all things?
    • How is / could that reflected in your life?
  • Do you submit to his heart for your life?
    • How is / could that reflected in your life?
  • How is God leading you into participating in his story through generosity?