Pleasing God

Pleasing Generosity

Pleasing God

(Living A Life That Makes God Smile)

Lesson 4: Pleasing Generosity

March 4 & 5, 2017

 

Generosity is about the PERCENTAGE not the AMOUNT

 

Luke 21:1 Just then he looked up and saw the rich people dropping offerings in the collection plate. 2 Then he saw a poor widow put in two pennies. Message Bible

 

Luke 21:3 He said, “The plain truth is that this widow has given by far the largest offering today.  Message Bible

 

Luke 21:4 All these others made offerings that they’ll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford - she gave her all!” Message Bible

 

GENEROSITY MAKES GOD SMILE

 

Philippians 4:18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. New International Version

 

Three reasons God smiles when we’re GENEROUS

 

God smiles because our HEART is in the RIGHT place

 

Luke 12:34 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. New Living Translation-SE

 

God smiles because He can greatly BLESS your FINANCES

 

Luke 6:38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full - pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.New Living Translation-SE

 

God smiles because we’re TRANSFERRING WEALTH to heaven

 

1 Timothy 6:17Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. New Living Translation-SE

 

1 Timothy 6:19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. New Living Translation-SE

 

God challenges us to GROW in our generosity

 

2 Corinthians 8:7 But just as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us - see that you also excel in this grace of giving. New International Version

 

How can you GROW in the AREA of generosity?

 

· Be more generous to your LOCAL CHURCH

 

· Be more generous to the POOR

 

· Be more generous to MISSIONARIES

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