2018-02-18 Imagine…Generosity

February 20, 2018
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Introduction

When you hear the word “generosity,” what comes to mind? Finances? If that’s your first thought, you are not alone. Generosity and money are intimately connected. But, what happens, when you disconnect generosity from the boundaries of money?

In disconnecting the idea and thought and truth of generosity from the financial aspect, but rather see that as a very important component of our character, and our behavior as church, we will be closer to the mirror image of the early church – closer to the blueprint of expectations Jesus had for us. That is when we as church will be church as Jesus intended it to be. This image of generosity is visible in different events within scripture but for now, let’s look at one in Acts were see that clearly in the early church in Acts 2:44-47 All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (NIV)

Bible References

  • 1 Timothy 6:17 - 18
  • Acts 2:44 - 47
  • Exodus 36:6 - 7
  • Luke 21:1 - 4
  • 2 Corinthians 8:2