Giving Generously
John 12:1-8
Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where
   Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the...
Contrast of Two Hearts


• Mary—heart of generosity
• Judas—heart of selfishness
John 12:6

He did not say this because he
 cared about the poor but
 because he was a thief; as
 keeper of the money bag, ...
We will always be tempted in
 the area of our weakness.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except
 what is common to man. And God is
 faithful; he will not let you ...
The extent of the
responsibility you will have
 in the Kingdom is directly
 proportioned to how you
       handle money.
Luke 16:11-12

So if you have not been trustworthy
 in handling worldly wealth, who
 will trust you with true riches? [12]...
Levels of giving to the Lord


 1.Tithes
 2.Offerings
 3.Extravagant Offerings
Ephesians 2:4-6

But because of his great love for us,
  God, who is rich in mercy, [5] made
  us alive with Christ even w...
Generosity is Rewarded
Matthew 26:10-13
Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are
  you bothering this woman? She has done a
  beautiful thing ...
Generosity doesn’t give to
receive, but generosity is
always rewarded by God.
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The Journey - Giving Generously

  1. 1. Giving Generously
  2. 2. John 12:1-8 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. [2] Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. [3] Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. [4] But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, [5] "Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year's wages." [6] He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. [7] "Leave her alone," Jesus replied. "It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. [8] You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."
  3. 3. Contrast of Two Hearts • Mary—heart of generosity • Judas—heart of selfishness
  4. 4. John 12:6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
  5. 5. We will always be tempted in the area of our weakness.
  6. 6. 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
  7. 7. The extent of the responsibility you will have in the Kingdom is directly proportioned to how you handle money.
  8. 8. Luke 16:11-12 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? [12] And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?
  9. 9. Levels of giving to the Lord 1.Tithes 2.Offerings 3.Extravagant Offerings
  10. 10. Ephesians 2:4-6 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, [5] made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved. [6] And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus
  11. 11. Generosity is Rewarded
  12. 12. Matthew 26:10-13 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. [11] The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. [12] When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. [13] I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."
  13. 13. Generosity doesn’t give to receive, but generosity is always rewarded by God.

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