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2 "I will in the of your for you have my heart " - Psalm 119:32 (NIV)

3 Mark 7: A Disciple exercises real Faith in Jesus

4 Mark 7: A Disciple exercises real Faith in Jesus Mark 8 proves the reality of Mark 7

5 Mark 8: A Disciple is generous, like Jesus Mark 8 proves the reality of Mark 7

6 God wants more For us than we want For ourselves

7 What's stopping him? Unbelief

8 Is God generous?

9 Is anyone more maligned?

10 God says "Don't" I say "Do" It goes sideways I blame God for being mean

11 I ask I feel entitled I don't get it I blame God for being mean

12 Humankind has free will Free will always affects others Bad things happen I blame God because it must be his fault

13 Is God generous?

14 God creates everything and says, "Tov" Except man

15 God creates everything and says, "Tov" Except man So he gives woman

16 Why did God create Man alone, then create woman?

17 Why did God create Man alone, then create woman? She's a gift God is the Giver

18 Man and woman jack things up

19 When sin brings death God gives his Son For God so loved the world That he gave his one and only son

20 You can give without loving You cannot love without giving

21 There's a cost to the gift Jesus…being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant… …he humbled himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross! - Philippians 2:6-8

22 Is God generous?

23 God gives the earth and says, Multiply, fill it, subdue it - Gen. 1:28

24 God gives the earth and says, Multiply, fill it, subdue it - Gen. 1:28 Yet creation suffers from the Fall Nature is broken

25 For the creation waits with eager longing... creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it... For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth… - Romans 8:18-22 For the creation waits with eager longing... creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it... For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth… - Romans 8:18-22

26 God promises to give a New Earth That all creation longs for

27 Is God generous?

28 God delights in giving to his children If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! - Matthew 7:11

29 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change - James 1:16-17

30 God richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment - 1 Timothy 6:17

31 God richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment - 1 Timothy 6:17 Bookmark this…

32 Do we deserve it?

33 Do we deserve it? Are we entitled?

34 Is God generous? Because of or in spite of ?

35 Jesus needs some chill time

36 Herod sent and had John beheaded… they went and told Jesus. Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself.

37 Ever felt like you just needed to get away for a while?

38 …he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd

39 …he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd Ya Gotta Be Kidding Me!

40 "Why are you taking my time and energy? I need this time for me!"

41 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. When hard times come We tend to be inwardly-focused Jesus continues to care about others

42 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”

43 But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.”

44 Jesus gives time Jesus gives energy When he wants to be alone How would you feel?

45 Why isn't Jesus resentful? Indignant? Angry? Because he doesn't see it as his time

46 Jesus gives time Jesus gives energy A little boy gives his lunchable Jesus turns it into a miracle

47 God's greatest miracles Come from the generosity Of his people

48 Jesus ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

49 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

50 If God's gifts don't satisfy Either they weren't from God Or I've refused to be content With God's best Greed and Discontent are very American They're just not Christian

51 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray - Matthew 14:10-23

52 Jesus gives his time When he just wants to be alone And waits to take his turn

53 Is God generous?

54 Woman at the well Jesus is filled by giving, not receiving

55 Is God generous? In what ways?

56 Grace means "gift" Undeserved Unable to be earned

57 Mark 8: A Disciple is generous, like Jesus

58 And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

59 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.

60 For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust - Matthew 5:40-45

61 God wants his people to imitate his generosity

62 God wants more for us Than we want for ourselves

63 What God wants for us is always > what we want for us

64 Mark 8: A Disciple is generous, like Jesus Because we want more for others Than they want for themselves

65 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus - Philippians 2:3-5

66 God calls his people to reflect Christ In generously putting others first

67 Mark 8: A Disciple is generous, like Jesus Mark 8: A Disciple is generous, like Jesus

68 ...give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you” - Jesus, in Luke 6

69 ...give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you” - Jesus, in Luke 6 Context: Judging in God's place

70 Be generous in giving grace Hint: It's not grace If they deserve it And it's easy to give

71 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal…

72 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also...

73 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money" - Matthew 6:19-21, 24

74 Mark 8: A Disciple is generous, like Jesus Yes, even with money Especially with money

75 Bookmarked verse… God richly provides us all things For our enjoyment

76 As for the rich in this present age…

77 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. If my hopes are on my riches I missing out on enjoying God's gifts

78 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. - 1 Timothy 6: Generosity produces freedom and life

79 Mark 8: A Disciple is generous, like Jesus

80 But.Its.Mine!

81 You are not your own; You were bought at a price… - 1 Cor. 6:20 -1 Cor. 7:23

82 You are not your own; You were bought at a price… - 1 Cor. 6:20 -1 Cor. 7:23 Ownership is an illusion Management is reality

83 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me - Gal. 20:20 Dead men don't claim Anything as their own

84 Mark 8: A Disciple is generous, like Jesus Mark 8 proves the reality Mark 7

85 Mark 8: A Disciple is generous, like Jesus Mark 8 proves Mark 7 A Disciple exercises real faith in Jesus Faith is the key…

86 Claiming "Mine!" Is the opposite of Deny yourself, Take up your cross, Follow me!

87 God wants more… for us through us in this Valley

88 What's stopping him? Unbelief leading to Selfishness (of time, grace, love money, forgiveness, concern)

89 Our math: = ?

90 Our math: = 0 God's math: 5+2=5000 R 12

91 Is God generous?

92 Is God generous… Enough for me to trust That'll he give to me As I become generous towards others?

93 "I will run in the path of your commands for you have set my heart free" - Psalm 119:32 (NIV) …to be generous and trust God


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