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Nov 17, 2019

We were Made for Generosity

We were Made for Generosity

Passage: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Speaker: Pastor Greg Olson

Series: Love Gives

Category: Giving, Generosity

Sermon Notes

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. 2 Corinthians 9:10 (NLT)

  • Generosity is love expressed to God and to others.
  • Generosity fights the temptation of greed and love of money and things.
  • Generosity forces us to live within our means which brings contentment.
  • Generosity of money is a key area where our faith challenges our self-centeredness.

Self-Check your Spirit of Generosity

  1. Check Your Heart
    1. If Jesus doesn’t have my treasure he doesn’t have my heart.
    2. What is the current use of my money exposing about my heart?
  2. Check Your Attitude
    1. Am I giving or getting by?
    2. Do I understand giving as losing or investing?
  3. Check Your Checkbook
    1. Where does God fit into my priorities?
    2. Is my consumption eating up God’s share?
  4. Check Your Giving Plan
    1. Am I managing my life or being managed?

Generosity Leads to a Better Life