The Greatest Privilege
March 13, 2022
True to the Core (Part 02): The Greatest Privilege
Values shape culture.
- Jesus is our Message
- People are our Heart
- Generosity is our Privilege
- Excellence is our Pursuit
- Joy is our Attitude
3. Generosity is our
(2 Corinthians 9:6-12) Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”
8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 9 As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.
11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. 12 So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.
(John 3:16) For God so loved the world that He gave …
(Genesis 12:2) “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
Generosity is not a matter of — Generosity is a matter of the .
(2 Corinthians 9:11) You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
(2 Corinthians 9:10) For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.
(Psalm 24:1) The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;
Ways to be Generous
1. Generous with our
2. Generous with our
(Ephesians 4:7 NLT)However, he has given each one of us a special gift (grace) through the generosity of Christ.
3. Generous with our
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4. Generous with our
(Luke 6:38) Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Generosity is not a better way to be Christian — It’s the only way.