Saturday, March 19, 2011

Extravagant Generosity

              Text:  I John 3:16-18
  • Generosity is an aspect of character.
  • Vibrant, healthy, growing, fruitful congregations practice extravagant generosity.
  • Giving reflects the nature of our God.
  • People that practice generosity understand that God has called them to go out into the community and make a difference in people’s lives.
  •  People that are generous givers give because they        
    • A. Love God
    • B. Love the church
    • C. Desire to grow in their love for other people
  • How we use our material resources either honors or dishonors our relationship with God.
  • “We buy things we don’t even need with money we don’t even have to impress people we don’t even know.”
  • We can never early enough money to be happy when we believe that satisfaction, self-definition, and meaning derive from possessions.

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