The Kingdom Ministry: Finances + Generosity| May 1, 2022
Series: New Kingdom
Matt 6:19-24 The Kingdom Ministry: Finances + Generosity Treasures in Heaven
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve both God and money. How do we store up treasure in heaven? We embody generosity.
1. Generosity is a natural part of Kingdom living Generosity is taking what is mine (or better defined what I perceive to be mine because I have earned it or purchased it) and giving it to others.
Radical generosity is taking A LOT of what is mine and giving it to others. The powerful message to the watching world is that peace, joy, contentment and abundance is not found in the collection of many dollars and many things it is found in intimately knowing King Jesus.
2. Generosity is winsome to a watching world. Winsome - it’s just irresistibly inviting
Practice #1 - Download your spending for the past year, track every dollar down and put it into 15 categories, give it to a friend, and ask them one question - What story does this tell? This is why you give it to a friend!
Practice #2 - A generous man makes generous plans.
Practice #3 - Quietly cut some big checks and pay attention to what happens in your heart. Did not enough people say thank you? Was the gift seemingly quickly forgotten but your checking account still felt it a couple months on?
Practice #4 - Make some new traditions and invite some friends to join you. Make financial stewardship a new tradition in your family.
The Treasure Principle - Randy Alcorn
Counterfeit Gods - Tim Keller
The Millionaire next door - Thomas Stanley
Love Does - Bob Goff
Speaker: Andy Thrift
May 1, 2022
Matthew 6:19-24'>Matthew 6:19-24
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