BE Generous

Chuck Carter

Chuck Carter

BE THE CHURCH – BE GENEROUS

I. We are created to be .

A. God is a  God.

“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”

– Romans 8:32

o Proverbs 3:9-10 / Luke 6:38 / Matthew 7:7

B. We are created in his .

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

– Genesis 1:27

C. Together we are  to be the body of Christ to society.

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

– 1 Corinthians 12:27

II. God gave us the  to give.

A. Our work has an  purpose.

“Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”

– Ephesians 4:28

B. Giving is discovering the life we are all .

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”

– 1 Timothy 6:18-19

o Giving is the best way of .

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

– Proverbs 11:24-25

3. Our generosity is .

“With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.”

– Acts 4:33-35

A. Someone needs to hear your .

B. Someone is waiting for your  through the Legacy Offering.

“Then the whole Israelite community withdrew from Moses’ presence, and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them came and brought an offering to the Lord for the work on the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments.”

– Exodus 35:20-21

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