church on purpose - generosity
March 14, 2021 | Matt Ware
Following the PURPOSE series, CHURCH ON PURPOSE looks towards the bigger picture of the Church and what it mean to truly engage in church through worship, community, serving, sharing faith, and more – whether that’s in-person or online. It’s time to do CHURCH ON PURPOSE.
Church on Purpose
Genesis 12:2-3 (ESV) I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
Acts 2:44-47 (ESV) And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
John 3:16 (ESV) God so loved the world that he gave his only Son
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.
John 6:9 (ESV) There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?
Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Exodus 31:6 (ESV) I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you.
Exodus 35:21, 26 (ESV) they came, everyone whose heart stirred him, and everyone whose spirit moved him, and brought the Lord’s contribution … whose hearts stirred them to use their skill.
Exodus 36:6-7 (ESV) the people were restrained from bringing, 7 for the material they had was sufficient to do all the work, and more.
2 Corinthians 9:8, 11 (ESV) 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 … 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way.