What Does “Give Generously” Mean?

Old Testament tithing was just the beginning of giving. In the New Testament, giving is best explained in 1 Corinthians 16:2:

“Give as God has prospered you.”

We often make the mistake of believing that only the first 10% belongs to God, and the rest is ours. Nope, it’s all God’s money. He created it all.

We tithe in recognition of God’s ownership, but if we’re prospering, we should be giving more! After all, giving produces joy.

Drill Down for Good

Discovered: When you chase Feel Good; it progressively destroys good. When you chase do good; it grows feel good!

The Challenge: Drill Down for Good (Because God’s good goes deeper and lasts longer.)

  • Public
  • Private
  • Secret

The Secret to a Merry Christmas “good life”? (Join Jesus)

  1. Yoke up for His pardon.
  2. Learn to live good in secret

Close the Gratitude Gap

Scripture: Luke 17:11-19

The Gratitude Gap is the space between gratitude felt and gratitude expressed.

4 Principles (to know)

  1. Gratitude gets noticed by God.
  2. Gratitude must be expressed to exist.
  3. Gratitude defeats entitlement.
  4. Gratitude opens opportunities.

2 Practices (to do)

  1. Develop a Gratitude Routine.
  2. Improve your Gratitude Reflex.

The Principle of Multiplication

Scripture: Luke 9:12-17

1. It has to be blessed before it can multiply.

2. It has to be given away before it can multiply.

What God asked of Robert to get his finances in order:

  • Get out of debt.
  • Don’t manipulate.
  • Give.

Response: What is God asking you to do to be blessed?