Bold Generosity Sermon Notes

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What is your relationship to your money?

jim-elliot

Bold expectation is the anticipating that God will abundantly provide by making room for supernatural blessings with open hands and open heart. It is seizing by faith and prayer what God promises to release into my hands.

THE POWER OF GENEROSITY – based on a message from Rick Warren

  1. GENEROSITY PROVES YOUR OBEDIENCE

You will be glorifying God through your generous gifts. Your generosity will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. 2 Corinthians 9:13 (NLT) 

Whoever is generous to the needy honors God. Proverbs 14:31 (ESV)

  1. GENEROSITY DRAWS YOU CLOSER TO GOD

The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God first in your lives. Deuteronomy 14:23b (LB)

Your heart will be wherever your treasure is. Matthew 6:21 (NCV)

  1. GENEROSITY MAKES ME LIKE GOD  

The greedy always want more, but the godly love to give! Proverbs 21:26 (NLT) 

Purity is best demonstrated by generosity. Luke 11:41 (LB)

  1. GENEROSITY IS THE ANTIDOTE FOR MATERIALSIM

You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them… to be generous and willing to share. In this way… they will take hold of the life that is True Life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19

  1. GENEROSITY DEFLATES HATE 

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.You are generous because of your faith.  Luke 6:35New International Version (NIV)

  1. GENEROSITY  DEMONSTRATES YOUR CHARACTER

If you are untrustworthy with worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? Luke 16:11 (NLT)

  1. GENEROSITY BRINGS BLESSINGS BACK TO YOU  

Generous people will be blessed… Proverbs 22:9 (NCV)

Give generously… then because of this God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. Deuteronomy 15:10  


Bring your whole tithe to My storehouse. Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you won’t have room enough for it! Malachi 3:10

  1. GENEROSITY INCREASES  MY HAPPINESS

Jesus said, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving. Acts 20:35 (TEV)

  1. GENEROSITY EXPANDS  MY INFLUENCE

The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy will get smaller and smaller. Proverbs 11:24 (Mes) 

Those who give generously to those in need… will never be forgotten… they will have influence and honor. Psalm 112:9 (NLT)

  1. GENEROSITY COMES BACK TO YOU

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)

You will be enriched so that you can give even more generously. 2 Corinthians 9:11a (NLT)

I don’t give to get a blessing, I give to be a blessing”  – Pastor Rick Warren

  1. GENEROSITY IS SPIRITUAL WARFARE 

All goes well for the generous man who conducts his business fairly.
Such a man will not be overthrown by evil circumstances. God’s constant care of him will make a deep impression on all who see it. Psalm 112:5-6 (LB) 

  1. GENEROSITY WILL BE REWARDED IN HEAVEN AND EVEN NOW ON EARTH

Use your money to do good… always being ready to share with others whatever God has given you. By doing this you will be storing up real treasure for yourselves in heaven—it is the only safe investment for eternity! And they will be living a fruitful Christian life down here as well. 1 Timothy 6:18-19 (LB)

I tell you, use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. In this way, your generosity stores up a reward for you in heaven.  Luke 16:9 (NLT)