A Culture of Generosity Toward His Mission by Johnny Hunt

A Culture of Generosity Toward His Mission
Johnny Hunt

When our greatest joy is in loving God, by laying aside the weight of self-preoccupation, by denying ourselves, looking unto Jesus who is our Life and giving life to others by serving them, then we will begin living life abundantly.

Our DNA:

1. Worship God
2. Love Others
3. Serve God
4. Invite Others

3 most IMPORTANT WORDS:

1. Lordship
2. Relationship
3. Stewardship

Time, talents, treasures

Jesus teaches so much about being generous to others.

Matthew 6:21
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Treasure decisions precede the heart's location and devotion. (Where and Why)

David Carroll (Memphis Wednesday)

"I wish to give while my hands are warm."

Otis Scruggs

"I've never missed anything I've given away."

Adrian Rogers

"I wish to be giving while I'm living, so I will be knowing where it is going."

• Am I outward focused and inward focused as
a believer?

Faithful with what you have precedes generosity with what you will have.

Luke 16:10
"He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much."

• Greed is a heart disease
• Generosity is heart transformation

I. We Must Deal With Narcissism

A. DEFINED

The temptation "to be"

The term narcissism originated with Narcissus in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own image in a pool of water.

Defined - inordinate fascination of oneself; expressive self-love, vanity. It's self-centeredness, smugness, egotism, pride.

Narcissism must be viewed in light of this life and the life to come, eternity.

Psalms 49:16-18
"Do not be afraid when one becomes rich, When the glory of his house is increased; For when he dies he shall carry nothing away; His glory shall not descend after him. Though while he lives he blesses himself (For men will praise you when you do well for yours ...


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