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1 © Living On The Edge Why God Prospers Generous People

2 © Living On The Edge God Prospers Generous People! Fact #1

3 © Living On The Edge Acts 20:35 (NIV) – Jesus Luke 6:38 (NIV) – Jesus Proverbs 22:9 (NIV) – Solomon Proverbs 19:17 (NIV) – Solomon Deuteronomy 24:19 (NIV) - Moses Proverbs 11:24-25 (NIV) - Solomon Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV) - Solomon Acts 20:35 (NIV) – Jesus Luke 6:38 (NIV) – Jesus Proverbs 22:9 (NIV) – Solomon Proverbs 19:17 (NIV) – Solomon Deuteronomy 24:19 (NIV) - Moses Proverbs 11:24-25 (NIV) - Solomon Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV) - Solomon

4 © Living On The Edge Generous living produces emotional happiness, spiritual holiness, and material prosperity. Summary

5 © Living On The Edge God Provides clear and measurable Guidelines for Becoming a Generous Person. Fact #2

6 © Living On The Edge Genuine generosity gives the first and best to God. Proverbs 3: Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. Genuine generosity gives the first and best to God. Proverbs 3: Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

7 © Living On The Edge regularsystematic Genuine generosity is regular and systematic. 1Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. regularsystematic Genuine generosity is regular and systematic. 1Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.

8 © Living On The Edge Genuine generosity is proportional to our income. 1Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. Genuine generosity is proportional to our income. 1Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.

9 © Living On The Edge Genuine generosity is sacrificial.

10 © Living On The Edge 2 Corinthians 8:1-4 1 And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.

11 © Living On The Edge Genuine generosity is thoughtful, voluntary, and worshipful.

12 © Living On The Edge 2 Corinthians 9:5-7 5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given. 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

13 © Living On The Edge Breakthrough Concept #3 God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving. Breakthrough Concept #3 God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving. Fact #3

14 © Living On The Edge The Key to Becoming Habitually Generous and Experience Habitual Happiness is faith! Fact #4

15 © Living On The Edge Why God Prospers Generous People


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