Life Group Questions – 10/22

For the Kingdom
Read: Exodus 35:21-29
21  Everyone whose heart was moved and whose spirit prompted him came and brought an
offering to the LORD for the work on the tent of meeting, for all its services, and for the holy
garments.  22  Both men and women came; all who had willing hearts brought brooches, earrings,
rings, necklaces, and all kinds of gold jewelry—everyone who presented a presentation offering
of gold to the LORD.  23  Everyone who possessed blue, purple, or scarlet yarn, fine linen or goat
hair, ram skins dyed red or fine leather, brought them.  24  Everyone making an offering of silver or
bronze brought it as a contribution to the LORD. Everyone who possessed acacia wood useful for
any task in the work brought it.  25  Every skilled woman spun yarn with her hands and brought it:
blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.  26  And all the women whose hearts were moved
spun the goat hair by virtue of their skill.  27  The leaders brought onyx and gemstones to mount on
the ephod and breastpiece,  28  as well as the spice and oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for
the fragrant incense.  29  So the Israelites brought a freewill offering to the LORD, all the men and
women whose hearts prompted them to bring something for all the work that the LORD, through
Moses, had commanded to be done.

Transformation Questions:
 What is the difference between a fan and a follower?
 How does giving reveal what our hearts treasure?
 Pastor Zach quoted JD Greear. He said, “God’s primary purpose in giving is not to get the
money out of our pockets but the idols out of our hearts.” How would you explain that
 Why do you think so many Israelites were willing to contribute possessions for the
building of the Tabernacle?
 How is generosity a natural response to grace?
 What were some ways in Exodus that God had been a mighty rescuer to the Israelites up
to this point?
 Pastor Zach referenced the parable of the unforgiving servant from Matthew 18. How can
we be like that unforgiving servant?
 What are some of the ways that the Israelites contributed to the Tabernacle?
 What purpose were Bezalel and Oholiab filled with the Spirit for? Why is that
 Remember that we are asking 180 people to give an extra $100 a month to help pay off
our debt. Besides that, what are some other ways that we can contribute to God’s mission
here at our church?