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  • True Generosity Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Feb 19, 2007
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    True generosity is seen not in the amount one gives but in the attitude of the giver

    Introduction: Video Clip – It is a wonderful life. Why is it that it takes a crisis to inspire generosity? When our hero, George Bailey is in trouble, the town of Bedford Falls goes out of their way to help him in his time of need. Meeting needs is not just the stuff of Hollywood, it seems more

  • Our Gracious God Gives Generous Gifts

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Aug 16, 2013

    PENTECOST 11 -- Our gracious God gives generous gifts. God gives gifts of faith for the common good. God gives gifts of faith to glorify God.

    OUR GRACIOUS GOD GIVES GENEROUS GIFTS (Outline) August 28, 2011 - Pentecost 11 - 1 CORINTHIANS 12:1-11 INTRO: Gifts and presents often provide happiness and joy for many people. Broad smiles and kind words reflect the thankfulness of receiving a gift. God’s spiritual gifts more

  • The Gift Of Giving Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 5, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Spiritual Gifts Series - 11 of 13.

    THE GIFT OF GIVING Romans 12:8 INTRO: An elderly man won a ten million-dollar sweepstakes. While his family was happy, they worried about just how to tell the man of his good fortune, for he had a chronic heart condition. Finally it was decided that the man’s pastor should break the good news. more

  • "thanks Be To God For His Indescribable Gift"

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Oct 16, 2022
    based on 2 ratings

    Thanks be to God who provides an increased harvest. Thankfulness results in generous service to God and others.

    “THANKS BE TO GOD…” (Outline) October 2, 2022 – Pentecost 17 – 2 CORINTHIANS 9:10-15 INTRO: “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” What an inspirational verse for believers in every age. How does one describe an indescribable gift? Our second reading (1 Timothy 1:15) states: “Christ more

  • You Can't Stop The Rain From Falling. So What Makes The World Go 'round? Series

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Sep 23, 2009
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    God has made us to be generous, and through our generosity we are changed and the world is transformed.

    As I begin this morning, I want to invite each of us into a few moments of reflection. I would like each of you to recall, as best as possible, the moment in your life when you were happiest. But even more than happiness, try to call to mind that time in your life when you knew the most more

  • How Giving Works (Re:gift)

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Oct 14, 2019

    Many people give out of guilt. The apostle Paul says we should give with joy! The only way we can do this is if we first realized just how joyfully generous God has been to us. When we see His joyful generosity, that encourages us to be joyfully generous ourselves.

    Opening and Introduction In our lesson tonight, we hear about farmers that plant seeds. If a farmer doesn’t plant, there won’t be anything to harvest later in the year. His livelihood depends on generously planting as many seeds as he can. This passage uses a lot of farming imagery. But what more

  • God So Loved That He Gave

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on May 31, 2015

    Because God gave so freely to us, in turn we give lovingly, generously, and sacrificially. A Christmas message with a stewardship emphasis.

    God so Loved that He Gave Christmas Sermon John 3:16; Ephesians 5:1 INTRODUCTION: Merry Christmas! How many of you have finished your Christmas shopping? Gift-giving is probably the first thing we think about as we see Christmas coming. Some folks think its lots of fun … others, not so more

  • Seasoning Your Giving Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 9, 2009
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    Advent week 2 in which changing the way we give has the power to impact ourselves and others for the sake of Jesus

    The last time I preached this series I told you about a pair of guys who had exchanged the same pair of moleskin pants for over a decade. Each year they tried to outdo one another with the only rules being they couldn’t damage the pants and they had to use scrap material. I’d left the story with more

  • The Chance Of A Lifetime Series

    Contributed by Andy Almendarez on Dec 10, 2006

    God gives His children many opportunities to not only manage what has been given, but to be generous in return. God expects us to be faithful in our stewardship and generous in our response – as He is generous in His rewarding!

    The Chance of a Lifetime Matthew 25:14-30; Proverbs 3:9 God gives His children many opportunities to not only manage what has been given, but to be generous in return. God expects us to be faithful in our stewardship and generous in our response – as He is generous in His rewarding! I. The Lord more

  • God (Is And) Loves A Cheerful Giver

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Dec 4, 2023

    The Lord provides generously. Believers respond generously.

    “GOD (IS AND) LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER” (Outline) September 17, 2023 – Pentecost 16 – 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-11 INTRO.: In the verses before our text the Apostle Paul praised the believers at Corinth for their generosity. These believers took up a collection for the church in Jerusalem. They wanted to more

  • Thanksgiving Sunday

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Oct 12, 2011
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    Relying on God's gifts instead of the giver is a house of sand.

    Thanksgiving Sunday Oct 9, 2011 Based on Ps 65 Intro into time of Corporate Thanksgiving: As we allow Ps 65 to guide our Thanksgiving service today, we have ascribed praise (vs 1), proclaimed our promise of steadfastness (vs 1), confessed (vs 3), and celebrated our welcome by God our Father (vs more

  • A Generous Life Series

    Contributed by Lanny Smith on Mar 21, 2022

    Is the amount we contribute the measure of a generous life? Jesus says, "no."

    A Generous Life lanny smith 2022 Lent / Generosity; Gift / Luke 21:1–4   • Spring cleaning here in my office & at home. • Maybe you would find as many pennies as we did! • Bag o’ pennies from my desk. • Common theme during the season of Lent is generosity. • Generosity is based on an more

  • Bless More People Series

    Contributed by Bruce B. Miller on Dec 20, 2011
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    How does giving gifts to your family and friends honor Jesus? Are you thinking about Jesus as you buy the gift at Wal-Mart? When you are wrapping it? When you give it to the person? Sometimes our reasons to give are not healthy. Let’s take a look at what

    Christmas Conspiracy/Reclaim Christmas Series Bless More People Bruce B. Miller Bless more people I heard a story of a lady who was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable, and after hours of hearing both more

  • Jars Of Generosity

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jan 16, 2008

    We arae jars of clay to whom God gives gifts and through whom God gives gifts.

    Title: Jars of Generosity Text: II Corinthians 9:6-11 Thesis: We are “Jars of Clay” to whom God gives gifts and through whom God gives gifts. Introduction Bonnie and I are parents. Raising children is a costly endeavor. According to the latest estimates, a family making $70,200 a year or more

  • God's Indescribable Gift !

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jan 22, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! Jesus is the most generous gift the world will ever know. With hearts full of joy, we are called to give generously, joyfully and hilariously to the work of God!

    This section of Paul’s letter ends with powerful words of praise. They could almost be the title of a worship song because they are powerful words of praise, thanksgiving and truth: “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (9:15) 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 focus upon generosity in giving. The more