Living a Life of Generosity
Acts 2:45 NKJ
…and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all,
as anyone had need.
GENEROSITY: getting outside of ourselves
Philippians 2:4 KJV
Look not every man on His own things, but every man ALSO on the
things of others.
Five Components of Generosity:
- The Revelation of Generosity
2 Corinthians 9:7 NKJ
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of
necessity; for God loves a CHEERFUL GIVER.
Matthew 16:17 NKJ
…for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who
is in heaven.
GET OUTSIDE OF OUR PERSPECTIVE.
- Affection of Generosity
Colossians 3:2 NKJ
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
GET OUTSIDE OF OUR AMBITIONS.
Luke 12:21 NKJ
“So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward
Philippians 2:3 NKJ
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition…
Matthew 27:57-58 NKJ
Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from
Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple
of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him.
- Compassion of Generosity
2 Corinthians 8:9 NKJ
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was
rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty
might become rich.
GET OUTSIDE OF OUR PREJUDICE.
- Conviction in My Generosity
Philippians 4:19 NKJ
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in
glory by Christ Jesus.
GET OUTSIDE OF OUR FEARS (go without) AND GREED (miss
Psalm 37:25 NKJ
I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the
righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.
- Reflection of Generosity
GET OUTSIDE OF OUR WILL.
…saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me;
nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Then an angel
appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in
AGONY, He prayed more earnestly. Then His SWEAT became like
great drops of BLOOD falling down to the ground.