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Amazing Opportunity (3 of 4)
Series: Amazing Givers
Introduction: Amazing opportunity is seized by amazing givers. Throughout the Scriptures, amazing opportunities are set before God's people to seize. The moment comes and we seize it by faith. James Wallace said, "Opportunity comes to pass - not to pause." God is the opportunity giver of the divine moments of life and the opportunity to give when the time and need arises.
I. AMAZING GIVERS
A. AMAZING GIVERS
1. Definition: By grace we exceed the limits of expectation and the usual as we become amazing givers, going beyond to extraordinary, miraculous giving.
2. Luke 6:38, GW: Give, and you will receive. A large quantity, pressed together, shaken down, and running over will be put into your pocket. The standards you use for others will be applied to you.
NET: Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.
3. Outrageous giving: An attitude of extravagance that compels us to give something that is astonishing, incredible, and extraordinary because of its boldness
B. AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
1. When I encounter a God-moment, I will seize the opportunity by faith and rise to the occasion with amazing and outrageous giving.
2. "Opportunity" was coined hundreds of years ago when people lived near the oceans before modern harbors. A ship had to wait for the "flood tide" to make it into port. The term for this in Latin was called "ob portu," describing the perfect moment when time and tide converged for a ship to get underway. The captain and the crew waited for the precise moment when the tide was right because they knew if they missed it, they would have to wait for another tide to come in.
3. Greek statue of Kairos, the god of the "fleeting moment" - inscription on the statue:
"Who and whence was the sculptor? From Sikyon.
And his name? Lysippos.
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