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Generous God, Generous People

This four session Bible study explores the relationship between our personal discipleship and how we act, think and feel around the money God has entrusted to us. It is especially suitable for Lent and is an ideal companion to daily devotional readings.  A free download called Generous God, Generous People is also available here; for hard copy orders see the Preach Mark! page that provides the accompanying sermon series.
Tradition has it that Mark's Gospel was written to sustain Christians in Rome during persecution and certainly the cost of discipleship is a key theme of his Gospel, This Bible study explores four passages in Mark and explores their challenge to our discipleship around money. The Feeding of the 5000 speaks of God's abundance in the midst of scarcity whilst the Widow's Mite challenges us to consider just living as well as generous giving. Peter's Confession, 'you are the Christ' is the turning point in Mark's Gospel and opens up Jesus' teaching on the cost of discipleship. The final study explores what it means to love God and our neighbour with all that we have, including our money.  The pesonal daily devotional readings in Generous God, Generous People are highly commended as a companion to this bible study and details of how to order hard copies are found on the Preach Mark! web page