How to Be Generous – Sermon Series
Series Theme: We’ve probably all heard that Christians should be financially generous. But have you ever stopped to think “how”? What are the steps you can take to develop generosity in your life and become a more generous person toward others.
October 17- Be Prepared
Effective generosity takes planning. Giving without preparation can feel good in the moment, but to make a lasting impact generous people want to understand how their gift will be used. Just like individuals, churches operate with a budget outlining how they are preparing to spend your generous gifts.
New Revised Standard Version
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace. 33 So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.