We all want to be BLESSED. And Jesus gave us insight into what it takes to be BLESSED. He said in Acts 20:35 “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” In this #BLESSED sermon series, Pastor Matt dives into what it means to live a life of generosity, break free from a scarcity mindset, and discover what it means to be BLESSED in the Kingdom of God.
Need, Greed, Seed
Acts 20:35 (ESV) It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Need, Greed, Seed
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (ESV) whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:6 (ESV) whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (ESV) He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
1. We reap what we sow
2. We reap after we sow
3. We reap more than we sow
Psalm 126:5-6 (ESV) Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! 6 He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
Luke 6:38 (ESV) give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.
2 Corinthians 9:11 (ESV) You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.