TAKE A STEP
WEEK #1: OBSTACLES
Jeremy brown: LEAD PASTOR
Generosity isn’t something we want FROM you, it’s something we want FOR you!
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NIV
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Occasional: Contributing what you have on hand when you give
Intentional: Setting aside a cortina amount and giving on a recurring basis
Obedient: Moving toward giving 10% of your income
Radical: Giving beyond 10% of your income
Become and occasional giver by giving for the first time
Occasional -> Intentional
Choose an amount of money and set up a recurring gift
Intentional -> Obedient
Translate your dollar amount into a percentage of your income and move toward 10%
Obedient -> Radical
Ask yourself “What other causes has God laid on my heart?”
Luke 12:13 NIV
Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
Myth #1: The Myth of MORE
Do you believe the myth of more?
“If I had MORE, I would give MORE”
Myth #2: The Myth of MEANING
Do you believe the myth of meaning?
“If I just had _____ I would be happy”
Luke 12:15 NIV
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
Luke 12:20 NIV
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
Matthew 6:21 NIV
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Generosity BREAKS the grip of the myth