Generosity is often understood as an act of kindness that involves giving out of one’s abundance to others in need. Biblical teachings describe the practice as something a little different. Generosity is simply, and profoundly, love in action. We practice generosity in all the ways we love God and love our neighbors. It is a practice rooted in justice and concerned with all the world’s needs. One may not have a penny to give but can still be plenty generous. Generosity is an expectation not a simple kindness to be observed. Generosity is caring for our neighbors’ mind, body, spirit, and life in the community.
Adult Leader's Guide
This leader’s guide uses the Adult Reflection Guide to lead a small group study on the practice. This guide contains a summary of the practice and the four (or six) sessions, background information on the Bible study for the session, and any preparation the leader may need to do ahead of the session. There are different options of activities and discussions to choose from throughout the session. Participants are asked to read through the Adult Reflection Guide, if possible, before each session. There are other great resources for adults in the Congregational Guide.
Featured in the Adult Leader’s Guide:
- Share Resources (Luke 10:25–37; Acts 4:32–35)
- Share Wisdom (Deuteronomy 6:4–9; Acts 18:1–4, 24–28)
- Share Justice (Isaiah 58:1–12; Luke 4:16–19)
- Share Power (Leviticus 25:1–17; Luke 18:18–30)
In addition to the material in the Adult Leader’s Guide and the Adult Reflection Guide, there are also free videos that leaders can use as conversation starters for the unit and each session. Visit our YouTube Channel, bit.ly/FMYouTubeGFR, to see the playlist for this unit.
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living is a thirty-six-unit curriculum based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages who wish to live out their faith, this new curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in Christian faith then and now. To learn more about the curriculum and view a sample of each component, visit our Follow Me webpage. Watch our trailer on our YouTube channel.