An Appeal for Generosity
by Miles Seaborn
INTRO. Paul believed his plan or scheme for supporting God's work in Jerusalem was from the Lord Himself! It was clear to Paul's heart as was the condition of the fellowship at Jerusalem. Mother church - not found in the Bible, but the expression of Christian concern and grace is found in this passage. This was a first century cooperative program - working, planning, praying, giving together that God's work might go no! A lot of criticism but the best method around yet.
by Christopher Harbin
We don't generally like to talk much about financial giving. We may address it in general terms, but we like to keep it as a private matter, clouding it as personal, and keeping the details of our financial lives out of public discussions. As churches, we may track the giving of individuals to offer them a tax receipt at the en of the year, but we rarely discuss the principles behind our giving, why we give, how much we give, and how much we should give.
The A-B-C's of Generosity
by Ernest Easley
We're back in our study of the book of Nehemiah today. So take you Bible .. God's gift to us, and turn with me to Nehemiah 5. I reminded you a couple of weeks ago how when God began directing the writers of scripture, that He made sure that everything we needed to live the best life on earth and to live eternally with Him in heaven was included.
The Enemy of Generosity (3 of 4)
by Zach Terry
OPENING ILLUSTRATION: Have you ever wondered why are Money and Spirituality so intricately linked in scripture? Jesus discusses money more than heaven and hell combined. Jesus talked more about money than anyone else in the Bible. Financial teacher Howard Dayton, for example, has counted 2,350 verses in God's word that deal with money. The Bible devotes twice as many verses to money than to faith and prayer. Why?
Restoring Generosity (3 of 3)
by Kerry Shook
''To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say,
Hilarious Giving (3 of 5)
by Stan Coffey
If you have your Bible, I want us to open God's word to Second Corinthians Chapter 9; we are going to begin in Verse 6. We are talking about the exciting theme of Opening the Windows of Heaven. I believe God is wanting to open the windows of heaven to our church. I'm telling you these three services and I'm...
Grace: God's Principle of Supply and Demand (7 of 10)
by Dan Hill
Every need in your life is an invitation from God to experience grace. The more needs you have, the greater the opportunity to be a recipient of God's grace. And that means; if God is to do more in you and through you…there must be more need. And the more needs we have, the more dependent we are for God to show up and do what only he can do. It is the principle of supply and demand.
I Declare There Is More Provision (4 of 9)
by Benny Perez
I Declare There Is More Provision for you and Generosity being released through you!! Text: Matthew 6:33 NKJV, 2 Corinthians 9:3-10 Background: Paul is encouraging the believers in Corinth to give generous offerings to the believers in Jerusalem who are going through a difficult time. He begins to share with them the why and...
What a Mix: Generosity, Idolatry, & Christianity
by Johnny Hunt
INTRODUCTION: The truth this passage magnifies to us as believers is this reality: the church progresses under persecution. Effectiveness and persecution usually go hand-in-hand, since an effective church is a bold church, and a bold church is often a church made strong through suffering. It is still true that ''salt'' stings when rubbed in wounds, and ''light'' reveals the deeds that are evil done in darkness. This type teaching can provoke a hostile reaction.
Gospel-Centered Generosity (4 of 8)
by Jonathan McLeod
We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints-and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us. Accordingly, we urged
Let's Be Rich in Generosity
by David Cawston
Poverty is a mindset that is becoming more rampant in our culture. The problem with a poverty mindset is that you allow something other than God to be your lord. You can't do what God wants in your life because of your own insecurity. Poverty is fear Generosity is faith. God wants you to become a generous person so that you...
Surprised by Joyful Generosity (14 of 14)
by Steve Jones
Hetty Green was the richest woman in 19th century America having died in 1916 with a solid two hundred-million-dollar fortune. But she was a miser. She rode the ferry with the cars rather than pay the passenger fee. She lived in a dumpy house in Hoboken. She had two changes of clothes, both black and tattered. She would travel hundreds of...
The Faith of Courageous Generosity (2 of 4)
by Frank Damazio
Courageous generosity starts with a generous soul and a generous heart. A generous person is one who gives in the face of adversity. Giving in II Corinthians 9:6 is likened to seed sowing. Everything starts with a seed. Seed is wasted if it is not sown.Definition: the attitude that confronts adversity with a spirit of liberality and...
From Greed to Generosity (2 of 5)
by Dave Gustavsen
Easter is coming fast! So we're taking the season of Lent to prepare our hearts by listening to the teaching of Jesus, and allowing his words to identify things that we need to repent of. And we mentioned this last week: if, when you think of repentance, it's a depressing thought, you're thinking about it wrong! Hebrews 12:1 says ...
Giving, Getting, and Giving Again
by Daniel Rodgers
Many years ago, a young boy of 16 had decided to leave home because his father was too poor to support him any longer. So, the day came...he left home with all his worldly possessions in a bundle dangling from his hand, resolving as he journeyed, to set up in business as a soap maker in New York. Remembering the last words of his...