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  • Generosity Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Jun 18, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,053 views

    part 4 of 4 in a series about being great with our possessions

    Generosity 2 Corinthians 9 April 28, 2013 Stephen King is the author of 49 suspense and horror novels that have sold over 350 million copies. You may not know that about 10 years ago he almost lost his life. He was walking along a country road in Maine, and a van hit him and knocked him into ...read more

  • Generosity Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Jun 17, 2013
     | 2,718 views

    A third look at being generous.

    Generosity April 21, 2013 Last winter, as we led up to Christmas I spoke about grace for a number of weeks. I’m still not certain we have a great understanding of grace because in some respects grace is illogical and counter-intuitive. We really don’t know what to do with grace. ...read more

  • Generosity Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov 12, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,858 views

    Generosity is one of the characteristics of a person who is a disciple of Jesus Christ.

    Mark 12-41-44 "Generosity" INTRODUCTION We're rather shy when it comes to talking about money--no, that is really right. We are really scared when it comes to talking about money. We don't want to have people know how much money we have, how much money we make, or credit card balance, ...read more

  • Generosity

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 18, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,231 views

    We serve a God who is so generous and always provides more than we deserve.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: The story is told that one day a beggar by the roadside asked for alms from Alexander the Great as he passed by. The man was poor and wretched and had no claim upon the ruler, no right even to lift a solicitous hand. Yet the Emperor threw him several gold coins. A ...read more

  • Generosity

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,309 views

    In these verses Paul points out principles found in the Word of God as well as those drawn from experience to show why and how we are to give.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: L. Kraft, head of the Kraft Cheese Corp., who had given approximately 25% of his enormous income to Christian causes for many years, said, “The only investment I ever made which has paid consistently increasing dividends is the money I have given to the Lord.” (W. A. ...read more

  • Generosity Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on May 30, 2006
    based on 43 ratings
     | 9,741 views

    Generosity isn’t something religious fanatics do; it’s a lifestyle of sharing Christ’s love that enriches the giver.

    Overcoming Futility—a sermon series on Ecclesiastes ”Generosity” Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I worked for a Colonel who wasn’t very generous with advice. I’d go to his office, seeking guidance, only to leave empty-handed. ...read more

  • New Generosity Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Nov 13, 2000
    based on 59 ratings
     | 1,551 views

    New Life requires new generosity as shown by the Philippians

    I want you put yourself in Paul’s shoes for a moment. Here he is, travelling around the Mediterranean, visiting exotic places; going on sea voyages; meeting interesting people. Sounds great doesn’t it? Well, perhaps not so great when you think about the way he met some of those interesting people, ...read more

  • "Generosity Pays"

    Contributed by Jimmy Davis on Sep 12, 2001
    based on 56 ratings
     | 8,271 views

    The generosity of the widow Zarephath to the prophet Elijah was in direct response to the initiative of God. Our generosity to others should be of the same nature.

    Sermon.987 See O.T. Characters.017 “Generosity Pays” I Kings 17:7-24 The generosity of the widow of Zarephath to the prophet Elijah was in response to the initiative of God. Generosity is a virtue we should cherish, as well as it is a personal response to the initiative of God, and a ...read more

  • The Generosity Of God

    Contributed by Chris Oswald on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,587 views

    Thinking of God’s generosity as a fundamental expression of His character.

    The Giving Nature of the Godhead: We look at faithful men and women who have been transformed by the master…The great cloud of witnesses all testify the same account—God is faithful. So the real person we model is Jesus Christ. “I am not commanding you but I want to test the sincerity of your ...read more

  • Cultivating Generosity

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Nov 26, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,853 views

    This sermon explores the benefits of generosity in various areas of our life including the stewardship of our time and money and how we can cultivate a generous spirit.

    Cultivating Generosity II Cor. 9:11 6-9-02 Intro: 1. What would you think of a preacher who at offering time stood by the offering plate and carefully examined how much each person was giving? Suppose I stood up here as we were bringing our offerings and took each check—opened ...read more

  • A Harvest Of Generosity

    Contributed by Derek Richard on Dec 1, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,723 views

    A havest of generosity among God’s people will lead to a greater harvest on the "last day".

    Introduction: Cajun humorist Justin Wilson tells the story about two boys who were neighbors. They were best of friends on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but on Sunday they were enemies because one was a Catholic and the other was a Baptist. Their parents didn’t ...read more

  • Greed And Generosity Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 12, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,013 views

    Are we seeking first the Kingdom of God, or are we focused on getting all we can in this life? We find all we need in Christ. Let's freely give, expecting nothing in return.

    Are we selfish or selfless? The next pair of vice and virtue deal with our attitude towards possessions and people. Greed $ In the Movie Wall Street, Gordon Gecko, a ruthless broker, bluntly proposes in a stockholders meeting, “Greed is good.” His code leads him to conclude that ...read more

  • Graceful Generosity

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on Oct 21, 2013
     | 2,515 views

    The Spiritual Gift of GIVING is the gift of Graceful Generosity.

    Graceful Generosity Romans 12 8b, 2 Cor. 8: 1-7 Today we look at another spiritual gift in Romans 12:8b: “He who gives, with liberality.” “A mother wanted to teach her daughter a moral lesson so she ...read more

  • The Secret To Generosity

    Contributed by Rev Ken Shedenhelm on Oct 13, 2013
     | 1,384 views

    People give for many different reasons, but the key to joyful giving is love.

    It was in the fall of 1968... I interviewed for a job with the Iowa Commission for the Blind. I was sitting across the desk from Kenneth Jernigan, Director of the Commision and President of the National Federation of the Blind. "How much do you want?" he asked, and I said, "$6800." It was strange ...read more

  • Sacrificial Generosity Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 20, 2014
     | 1,694 views

    Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: Sacrificial Generosity

    Being an Authentic Follower of Jesus: Sacrificial Generosity Luke 20:45-21:4 June 13, 2010 How we see and use our money is so central to our existence, our lives revolve around it. We get paid with money, we buy things with money, we make decisions based upon money, our standard of living ...read more