Romans 8:12-15 NLT
 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.  For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.  For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.  So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
We can live at a new level of purpose and blessing
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Voice
 But I will say this to encourage your generosity: the one who plants little harvests little, and the one who plants plenty harvests plenty.  Giving grows out of the heart-otherwise, you’ve reluctantly grumbled “yes” because you felt you had to or because you couldn’t say “no,” but this isn’t the way God wants it. For we know that “God loves a cheerful giver.”  God is ready to overwhelm you with more blessings than you could ever imagine so that you’ll always be taken care of in every way and you’ll have more than enough to share.
Serve Jesus and do life out of an overflow of a thankful heart
Acts 2:46-47 NLT
 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity-  all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
Connect Group Questions and Prayer:
1 – What does it mean to be a child of God?
2 – Now we are not under obligation to sin, why is this important?
3 – What kind of heart should we serve God out of? Let’s pray