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Discussion Questions:

1. Why is it important that we understand the Laws of Nature that govern us? How does the

Law of sowing & reaping affect tomorrow’s experiences? Do you agree that today is the

father of tomorrow? Why, or why not?

2. In what ways can we be deceived in what and how we sow? How do immediate outcomes

often lie to us? Why is delayed gratification such an important discipline for all areas of

our life?

3. Why is fear an enemy of healthy sowing? What was Jesus able to do with the 5 loaves & 2

fish offered by a boy versus what happened with the one who buried their talent? How do

we overcome our fear?

4. Why was the woman at the Temple in Luke 21:1-2 praised by Jesus? Why is it important to

set goals for giving rather than saving?

5. Do you believe it is more blessed to give than receive? What is your experience with this?

Discussion Questions:

1. What is the difference in making a splash and causing a ripple? What makes the ripple so

important in spiritual matters?

2. How have you seen the ripple effect work in your own receiving and passing on blessings?

What would you like the 3rd & 4th generations from you to say about the kind of blessing

you passed on to them?

3. How does walking with God make a difference in the kind of ripple you make? What

struggle do you have with the tension of Hezekiah begging for more time to live with the

result being the birth of Manasseh and the eventual fall of Judah to Babylon?

4. What is the danger of turning God’s blessings into a reward instead of an opportunity?

How well do you do at looking for opportunities with each blessing you receive? What

would help you grow in this?

5. Why is it important that the calling of Abram was a covenant? How does this tie to the

blessings that He pours into our lives?

Discussion Questions:

1. Why is it important that we start our theology with original blessing rather than original sin?

How does fear change the way we see God’s activity, whether it is for blessing or cursing?

2. How do the different stages of Moses’ life help you to see the many disguises of God’s

blessing upon our lives?

3. What does it mean that the blessings of God are an investment? How is this counter to a

prosperity Gospel?

4. Do you agree that the blessing of God is about identity and destiny or purpose? How does

this change what you are looking for from the goodness of God?

5. How are you comforted with the fact that there are so many stories in the Scriptures about

God’s presence and purpose turning things into victory and blessings? How does this

help you face difficulties and trials different from the world?