What gift are you most excited about giving this Christmas?
How would you define “generosity”?
Read Matthew 2:9-12. Make a list of the five most important words in these verses. Talk about what makes these words significant.
Do you think the Wise Men were generous? Why or why not?
Why do you think the Wise Men gave gifts to Jesus? How do you think these gifts were used by Jesus and his family?
Did Jesus deserve these gifts? Why or why not?
Did Jesus need these gifts? Why or why not?
Does Jesus need gifts from you? Does Jesus deserve gifts from you? Why or why not?
What gifts do you have that you can give Jesus?
Read Matthew 25:31-46. What do these verses teach about generosity?
Read verse 40 again. According to this verse, our treatment of others is a gift we give to Jesus.
How would your relationships change if you began thinking of your treatment of others as a gift to Jesus?
How can you treat your spouse and/or children (or parents) generously this week? How can you treat your co-workers generously this week? How can you treat your friends generously this week? How can you treat your neighbors generously this week?
How can you treat your enemies generously this week?