Why Generosity Matters (20 of 21) by Larry Osborne

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Why Generosity Matters (20 of 21)
Series: Corinth
Dr. Larry Osborne
1 Corinthians 16:1-4

1 IN 2,000
1 Corinthians 16:1-4/ Proverbs 3:9-10/ 1 Timothy 6:17-19

HOW THE TITHE BECAME A TIP

Generosity Has Become . . .
Psalm 37:25-26/ 1 Timothy 6:18-19

- An option instead of an obligation
- An emotional response instead of a spiritual discipline

The Ancient Tithe
Deuteronomy 26:12-13/ Proverbs 3:9-10

- A universal responsibility
- Based on what God provided
- Given to support the temple AND the needy

The Modern Day Tip
- An emotional response
- Based on what's left over
- Given to support the best fund raiser

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DISCIPLINE OF GENEROSITY
1 Corinthians 16:1-4

1. Scheduled and Systematic
1 Corinthians 16:1-2/ Proverbs 3:9-10/ 2 Corinthians 9:7

2. Universal
1 Corinthians 16:2/ Mark 12:41-44/ Numbers 18:26-29

3. Proportionate
1 Corinthians 16:2/ 2 Corinthians 8:12-13/ 2 Corinthians 9:10

WHY GENEROSITY MATTERS
Proverbs 11:25/ Philippians 4:15-19/ 2 Corinthians 9:11 and Ephesians 4:28


Growth Group Homework




GETTING TO KNOW YOU
1. We live in a world of incredible technology. If you had to give up two of the technologies below for 24/7, which would they be and why?

• Cell Phone
• TV Programming
• Email / Social Networking
• Internet (w/o social ne ...


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