Generosity is not just for the rich. The spirit of generosity is a defining characteristic of God’s people. Rich or poor. Young or not so young. Are you a generous person? If we asked the people closest to you to rate your generosity quotient on a scale of 1-10, how would they score you? The discipline of generosity is a critical component of your discipleship to Christ. Generosity is how you “bury treasure in heaven”. Generosity is how you put your possessions in their proper place. It’s is how you keep money from being your master. No matter your season of life, may the generosity of Jesus inspire you to excel in the grace of giving!
Let’s process and pray as we continue to reflect on the message this week. Through that process of wrestling with the questions of how much we should give, He molds us and shapes us into generous people. The very essence of God is generosity. If you’ve experienced God’s grace, may it overflow in how you invest your money and may you excel in the grace of giving.
Honestly, Capital has a community of talented people. High-capacity people. God has blessed our community with many, many things – gifts, talents, resources. The encouragement of Paul to the Corinthians rings true for us, we excel at many things, why not also excel in the grace of giving. Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. Let’s excel in the grace of giving.
Primary text: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9
Other texts in this message: Matthew 6, Proverbs 22, Proverbs 28, 1 Timothy 6
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