Vintage god isgenerous_6.2.13

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Vintage god isgenerous_6.2.13

  1. 1. HOW WE’RE SPIRITUALLYTRANSFORMED
  2. 2. For the kingdom of heaven is like a masterof a house who went out early in themorningto hire laborers for his vineyard. Afteragreeingwith the laborers for a denarius a day,he sent them into his vineyard. And goingoutMATTHEW 2O:1-15
  3. 3. and whatever is right I will give you.‟So they went. Going out again about thesixth hour & the ninth hour, he did thesame.And about the eleventh hour he went out& found others standing. And he said tothem,„Why do you stand here idle all day?‟MATTHEW 2O:1-15
  4. 4. And when evening came, the owner of thevineyard said to his foreman, „Call thelaborers& pay them their wages, beginning with thelast,up to the first.‟ And when those hired aboutthe eleventh hour came, each of themreceivedMATTHEW 2O:1-15
  5. 5. And on receiving it they grumbled at themasterof the house, saying, „These last workedonlyone hour, & you have made them equal touswho have borne the burden of the day &the scorching heat.‟ But he replied toMATTHEW 2O:1-15
  6. 6. I choose to give to this last workeras I give to you. Am I not allowed to dowhat I choose with what belongs to me?Or do you begrudge my generosity?‟So the last will be first, & the first last.MATTHEW 2O:1-15
  7. 7. False narrative #4LOVE & FORGIVENESS ARE COMMODITIESTHATARE EXCHANGED FOR PERFORMANCE.GOD‟S LOVE,ACCEPTANCE & FORGIVENESS MUST BEMERITEDBY “RIGHT LIVING.”CHANGING OUR NARRATIVES
  8. 8. False narrative #4LOVE & FORGIVENESS ARE COMMODITIESTHATARE EXCHANGED FOR PERFORMANCE.GOD‟S LOVE,ACCEPTANCE & FORGIVENESS MUST BEMERITEDBY “RIGHT LIVING.”CHANGING OUR NARRATIVESTrue narrative #4GOD IS UTTERLY GENEROUS BECAUSE
  9. 9. And the LORD restored the fortunes ofJob...And the LORD gave Job twice as much ashe had before...AND the LORD blessed thelatter daysof Job more than his beginning. And he had14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yokeof oxen, & 1,000 female donkeys.JOB 42:1O-15
  10. 10. He had also 7 sons & 3 daughters. AND HECALLEDTHE name of the first daughter Jemimah(DOVE)& the name of the second Keziah(CINAMMON)& the name of the third Keren-happuch(HORN OF EYE SHADOW)...And their fatherJOB 42:1O-15
  11. 11. Jesus sat down opposite the place wherethe offerings were put & watched the crowdputting their money into the templetreasury.Many rich people threw in large amounts.But a poor widow came & put intwo very small copper coins,worth only a few cents...MARK 12:41-44
  12. 12. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said,“Truly I tell you, this poor widow has putmore into the treasury than all the others.They all gave out of their wealth; but she,out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”MARK 12:41-44
  13. 13. WHO HAS GIVEN MORE?
  14. 14. PERSON #1ANNUAL INCOME = $150,000; GIVING =$5,000WHO HAS GIVEN MORE?
  15. 15. PERSON #1ANNUAL INCOME = $150,000; GIVING =$5,000WHO HAS GIVEN MORE?PERSON #2ANNUAL INCOME = $50,000; GIVING = $3,750
  16. 16. PERSON #1ANNUAL INCOME = $150,000; GIVING =$5,000WHO HAS GIVEN MORE?PERSON #2ANNUAL INCOME = $50,000; GIVING = $3,750PERSON #3ANNUAL INCOME = $25,000; GIVING = $2,500
  17. 17. PERSON #1 (ABOUT 3%)ANNUAL INCOME = $150,000; GIVING =$5,000WHO HAS SACRIFICED MORE?PERSON #2 (7.5%)ANNUAL INCOME = $50,000; GIVING = $3,750PERSON #3 (10%)ANNUAL INCOME = $25,000; GIVING = $2,500
  18. 18. False narrative #4LOVE & FORGIVENESS ARE COMMODITIESTHAT AREEXCHANGED FOR PERFORMANCE. GOD‟SLOVE,ACCEPTANCE & FOGIVENESS MUST BEMERITEDBY “RIGHT LIVING.”CHANGING OUR NARRATIVESTrue narrative #4GOD IS UTTERLY GENEROUS BECAUSE
  19. 19. SOUL TRAINING EXERCISE:OPTION 1READING & REFLECTING ON PSALM23- BLOCK OFF TIME TO READ PSALM23 A FEW TIMES - FOCUS ON WORDSEXPRESSING GOD’S GENEROSITY
  20. 20. SOUL TRAINING EXERCISE:OPTION 2REVIEW THE BLESSINGS LIST FROMLAST WEEK- REFLECT, AGAIN, ON WHAT YOU’REGRATEFUL FOR- spend time in private worship as a

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