High Definition Generosity

Today, in my message, I talked about the generosity of God. I’ve always thought of God as a “giving God” but I’m not sure generous was a quality I would identify? Great, awesome, loving – absolutely. But Joe Stowell reminded me, in a sermon I heard at Exponential ’06 (put on by Crown Financial Ministries and Generous Giving), that God, throughout the Bible models extreme generosity for us. He’s the God of the fatted calf. The God of the best robe and the best ring. The God who fills your cup and it’s running over. This is the God who is willing to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that you ask or think. We’re talking about the God that doesn’t just offer life, he offers abundant life. The God of abundant grace. And this is the God who sent his only son, to die for sinners like us. Why does God love a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7)? Maybe it’s because that’s when we are most like Him.

I’d love to hear your thoughts or questions on this message. Just click on the word “comments” at the top of this section. Listen to this message at cedarridgecc.com/resources/podcasts.

2 Comments so far

  1. Debbie King on February 12th, 2007

    I thoroughly enjoyed your sermon (yesterday) and was really touched by it. Thanks for reminding ( which I need every now and then) of how greedy I can be in light of the generosity of my God.
    Also, with a church our size it’s hard for some of us who don’t work so closely with you to really get to know you. So I LOVE the new BLOG! Thanks!

  2. Greg Pittman on February 12th, 2007

    Thanks Debbie for your comment. We all need a reminder every once in a while. Glad you like the blog. That’s exactly why I started it – to communicate a little more interactively. Hope to get a regular dialogue going after each Sunday’s sermon.

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