Kevin Kringel - February 7, 2016

Generous City - Week 1

“Generosity is not a one time event, but a culture."

Scriptures & Notes

James 1:17
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

Acts 20:35
In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

John 13:25-30
He, leaning back thus on Jesus’ bosom, said to Him, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus then answered, “That is the one for whom I shall dip the morsel and give it to him.” So when He had dipped the morsel, He took and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. After the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus said to him, “What you do, do quickly.” Now no one of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him. For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we have need of for the feast”; or else, that he should give something to the poor. So after receiving the morsel he went out immediately; and it was night.

Proverbs 11:24, 25 (NIV)
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Proverbs 22:9 (NIV)
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

Proverbs 28:27 (NIV)
Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

Matthew 25:31-45

1 Timothy 6:17-19 (NASB)
Instruct (train, pass on culture) those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

Deuteronomy 14:22-23
“You shall surely tithe all the produce from what you sow, which comes out of the field every year. You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.

Romans 12:21 (NLT)
Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good

"Generosity is a way of life that we pass on to future generations and, in doing so, we change the lives of countless millions."

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“Generosity is not a one time event, but a culture.”

“Generosity is a way of life that we pass on to future generations and, in doing so, we change the lives of countless millions.”


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There is an invisible string connected from your heart to your wallet.

I propose to you today that our generosity is not only linked to needs, but those things we are passionate about.

The world gives its resources to what it’s passionate about.


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People sow because of the picture on the package…

When you put a seed in the ground you want to see not the seed back but the harvest as seen on the package.

Limited resources make you pay attention to where, when and how you plant…

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Put yourself in your offerings

Generosity and Offerings are outward expressions of inward beliefs and feelings

It’s not the gift that touches God; it’s how much of you is in the gift that touches Him…