Vitals - Generosity Pt. 2
Dave Riddle - 08/25/19
Key Passage: Mark 12:41-44
Generous: the readiness to give more of something than is strictly necessary or expected.
Scripture: at the core it’s about God giving to us.
Embracing a lifestyle of generosity...
A Reflection of God
John 13:34 - Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
Jesus is the perfect picture of generosity for us to emulate.
A Display of Gratitude
Even though she had very little, she realized that she was blessed.
We’ve received a kingdom that can’t be shaken. Our response should be an outpouring of gratitude.
An Assertion of Trust
She gave everything and, trusted that God would provide for her.
Not a suggestion that we are all prescribed to do the same.
But a challenge for us to examine the way we give.
Do we give out of our surplus, or do we give sacrificially?
An Attack on the “King”
We are our own biggest enemies: our selfishness, our self-centeredness, our greed. We are the kings of our own lives.
Matthew 6:24 - ...you cant worship God and money both.