TIME TO DREAM LESSON 4 – THE DOOR TO GREATNESS View EditAugust 11, 2021
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Lesson 4 – THE DOOR TO ABUNDANT BLESSING
“But since you excel in everything in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you see that you also excel in this grace of giving. ~ 2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)
SEVEN BIBLICAL PROMISES ABOUT GENEROSITY
1. God promises will happen to me.
“Good will come to him who is generous” ~ Psalm 112:5a (NIV)
“The generous will themselves be blessed.” ~ Proverbs 22:9a (NIV)
2. God promises will be blessed.
[The Godly] “They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.” ~ Psalm 37:26 (NIV)
3. God promises He will bless .
“Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income.” ~ Proverbs 3:9 (TLB)
“Then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” ~ Proverbs 3:10 (NIV)
“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” ~ Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)
4. God promises will increase.
“The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.” ~ Proverbs 11:24 (The Message)
5. God promises .
“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.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT)
“And God will generously provide all you need.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8a (NLT)
“So that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8b (NIV)
6. God promises he what I give him.
“And God, who supplies seed for the sower and bread to eat, will also supply you with all the seed you need and will make it grow and produce a rich harvest from your generosity. He will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:10-11a (GNT)
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“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:6 (NIV)
“Be generous, and someday you will be rewarded.” ~ Ecclesiastes 11:1 (CEV)
7. God promises that is stored up in heaven.
“Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.” ~ Luke 16:9 (NLT)
“The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.” ~ Deuteronomy 14:23b (TLB)
“You people are robbing me, your God. And, here you are, asking, “How are we robbing you?” You are robbing me of the offerings and of the ten percent that belongs to me.” Malachi 3:8 (CEV)
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” ~ Malachi 3:10 (NIV)