Generous Living

"You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.  This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.  Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and your generosity in sharing with them and everyone else."  2 Corinthians 9:11-13

Generous living through tithing

Generous Living is the active expression of generosity.  A Christian working definition of generosity is:

  • Generosity isn't its core, a lifestyle, a lifestyle in which we share all that we have, are, and ever will become as a demonstration of God's love and a response to God's grace.

What makes generosity a real and powerful witness to God's love is our actions.  Generosity flows from an understanding all that we have, are and will ever become is not ours to process, and it results in sharing what we've been given with others for the advancement of the kingdom and the glory of God, just as the Church of Corinth did in our scripture.  

Generosity is the fullest expression of the life of a steward, one who has been given a gift that must be used wisely and for a purpose, bringing glory to God.

Excerpts from "Contagious Generosity" by Christ Willard & Jim Sheppard

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Important End of Year Dates

  • December 31, 2013 11:59 am - Last time to give electronically for contributions to be claimed on 2013 tax return.
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  • January 17, 2014 - 2013 Contribution Statements will be placed in the mail for all those that do not have email.