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Series: Amazing Givers
Introduction: God is the greatest gift giver of all! He gives grace, strength, the desires of the heart, what is good, abundantly providing for us. He overwhelms us with His gifts that are generous, unexpected, amazing! There are 2,930 people mentioned in the Bible. Only 100 of these do we have any details about their life. Many of these famous 100 were amazing givers. God inspired the writers of Scripture to give us some details about what amazing givers look like. You can be on God's "Amazing Givers" list!
- "You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving…" -Amy Carmichael
- "The most obvious lesson in Christ's teaching is that there is no happiness in having or getting anything, but only in giving." -Henry Drummond
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.
GNT: Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands-all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you.
MESSAGE: Give away your life; you'll find life given back, but not merely given back-given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.
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.
B. OUTRAGEOUS GIVING
1. An attitude of extravagance that compels us to give something that is astonishing, incredible, and extraordinary because of its boldness
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