Family Worship Center, Beloit WI
Sunday Service March 12, 2017
Celebration Service - Core Values - Intentional Generosity
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    1021 Cranston Rd, Beloit, WI 53511, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM

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Generosity: a gift of wealth, possessions, time or talents to others. The generosity of God is shown in his free gift of grace upon undeserving sinners.
Ecclesiastes 3:17
I said to myself, “In due season God will judge everyone, both good and bad, for all their deeds.” (NLT)
Ecclesiastes 5:16
Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. (NLT)
John 9:4
We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work. (NLT)
1 Corinthians 4:7
For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift? (NLT)
1 Peter 4:11
Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen. (NLT)
1 Peter 4:10
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. (NLT)
Matthew 25:19
“After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money.” (NLT)
Matthew 25:21
“The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’” (NLT)
Matthew 6:19-21
“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.” (NIV)
Genesis 14:18-20
And Melchizedek, the king of Salem and a priest of God Most High, brought Abram some bread and wine. Melchizedek blessed Abram with this blessing: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who has defeated your enemies for you.” Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of all the goods he had recovered. (NLT)
Malachi 3:8-10
“Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me! “But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’ “You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!” (NLT)
Proverbs 3:9-10
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine. (NLT)
Your Generosity
• We are going to remodel the old building with your generosity of time and money.
• We are able to reach our community
–Through the Stateline Pregnancy Center
–Community Strong parenting conference
–Community Back Pack Drive
–School outreach to the teachers
• We are expanding His Kingdom
–Over 25 people came to know Jesus last year
–Missions
• We are feeding the hungry
–Sparrows Nest Ministry
–Salvation Army meals
Benefits of Generosity - Honors God

“You will be glorifying God through your generous gifts. Your generosity will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ.” - 2 Corinthians 9:13 (NLT)

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. - Proverbs 14:31 (ESV)
Benefits of Generosity - Makes me more like Jesus

Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give! - Proverbs 21:26 (NLT)
Benefits of Generosity - Demonstrates faith

Moreover, your very giving proves the reality of your faith... - 2 Corinthians 9:13 (Phillips)

And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. - Philemon 1:6 (NLT)
Benefits of Generosity - Brings God's blessing

Generous people will be blessed, because they share their food with the poor. - Proverbs 22:9 (NCV)

Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. - Deuteronomy 15:10 (NIV)
Benefits of Generosity - Expands my influence

They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor. - Psalms 112:9 (NLT)
Benefits of Generosity - Multiplies my money

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. - Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)
Benefits of Generosity - Brings God's protection

and all goes well for the generous man who conducts his business fairly. Such a man will not be overthrown by evil circumstances. God’s constant care of him will make a deep impression on all who see it. - Psalms 112:5-6 (TLB)
Benefits of Generosity - Will be rewarded in heaven

Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give happily to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them. By doing this they will be storing up real treasure for themselves in heaven—it is the only safe investment for eternity! And they will be living a fruitful Christian life down here as well. - 1 Timothy 6:18-19 (TLB)

Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home. - Luke 16:9 (NLT)