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The Christian and Money
Generosity toward others The Christian and Money
Sharing! Our life is about others! Consider Israel Exodus 23:10-11 Lev. 19:9-10 Deut. 24:19-22 Deut. 16:17
Sharing! Sharing in Proverbs 14:31 – Honor the poor 21:13 – don’t shut your ears 14:20-21 – mercy on poor 25:21-22 (Rom. 12:17-21)
Sharing! Christians share with one another Gal. 6:10 Acts 2:44-45, 4:32-37 Phil. 2:4 Rom. 12:13, 15:25-27
Sharing! Christians share with one another 1 Tim. 5:8, 16 1 John 3:17 James 2:14-17
Sharing! With those outside Matt. 5:42 Luke 6:32-35 Luke 12:33-34 Luke 14:12-14
Sharing! With those outside Acts 20:35 Galatians 6:10 Rom. 12:20 Eph. 4:28
Sharing! With those outside 1 Tim. 6:17-19 Heb. 13:2, 16 Examples – Lk. 10:33-35 Acts 9:36,39; 10:1-4
Why be generous? God is generous with us! Eph. 2:8-9, 2 Cor. 9:6-15 Vs. 8 – abundant grace Vs. 10 – He supplies needs – Exceeding grace. Indescribable gift
Why be generous? Let us be generous, too! 2 Cor. 9:12, 13 Cf. 2 Cor. 8:1-5 - brethren in Macedonia
Why be generous? It’s how we do everything! Col. 3:23 Cf. 2 Cor. 8:7 – “see that you abound in this grace also”
Why be generous? God notices when we share! Mark 9:41 Luke 6:38 Heb. 6:10 Matt. 25:31-46
Why be generous? God notices when we share! Prov. 3:9-10, 19:17 Matt. 6:1-4 NOTE: This is NOT a “health and wealth” doctrine!
Who to share with? A big question today! Should we help beggars on the street? I DON’T KNOW! It is a matter of one’s judgment!
Who to share with? Should we help beggars? Some we should NOT help! Cf. 2 Thess. 3:10 BUT, there are people with REAL needs – Matt. 26:11, Jn. 12:8, See James 2:2-4
Who to share with? Should we help beggars? If not sure, do we err on side of generosity or refusal? Heb. 13:2 Suggestions: Don’t give them money! Ask Questions You CAN’T help everyone! Gal. 6:10
Who to share with? Should we help beggars? If not comfortable, do something else. There has to be something you can do. Many ways to help!
God has been generous with us? Will we be generous with others?
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