Series: Life Lessons, where the focus is on life in Christ! We want to Celebrate it, Certify it, Commit to it, Live it/Give it…together.
Main point: Giving, is life giving to the giver!
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (NIV)
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Givers: God’s Kind
People who have decided what their reflection looks like: John 3:16
People who have decided who their source is:
People who have decided what they really want as their reward:
Givers: Multidimensional Reward
2 Corinthians 9:10-15 (NIV)
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Givers: Becoming that Kind
If you are not sure what to do: Decide what you want, create a list and start sowing (kind/amount based on what you have) to receive what you want!
Luke 6:38 (NIV)
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."
Treasure – Raise 500K, Double Tithers
Givers: Giving to others is life giving to the giver…giving life is life giving
Could you imagine a church that….across the street and around the world