by John Richardson | April 15, 2015
God is on a mission to redeem His people and His creation.
I am reading through the Torah right now and it is incredibly interesting to note the emphasis that God places on redemption. Starting in Exodus, He tells the Israelites, “I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment” (Exodus 6:6). He clearly states that He is ... read full post
by GenerousChurch | March 26, 2015
What would it look like if God determined to show Himself through the united churches of a city? What would happen if Senior Pastors and Elder Boards started to pursue something larger than their local expression of the church? How could a city be transformed if business leaders united in a public imitation of God’s ways?
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by GenerousChurch | February 25, 2015
“The mind knows not what the tongue wants.”
Chances are pretty high that when you read that sentence – and then re-read that sentence – you think it’s somewhat off-center. But, it’s actually a powerful statement used by Malcolm Gladwell in a TED talk to explain why we have so many varieties of food items available today. In other words, Gladwell uses the science of food ... read full post
by Jeff Anderson | February 25, 2015
**This post is an excerpt from the book Divine Applause: Secrets and Rewards of Walking with An Invisible God
The Christian life is a journey of choices. Choosing a church to attend involves choices. The decision to study the Bible - which Bible translation to select, what book to read, how often to read; the decision to engage in missions – ... read full post
by John Richardson | February 5, 2015
How are we supposed to handle the fact that Jesus told us to keep our giving secret?
For some of you, the answer to that question is quick and simple. We keep our giving private. Don’t tell the neighbors. Don’t inform the kids. And never make a scene when you’re being generous.
That sounds – and feels – right doesn’t it?
by GenerousChurch | January 21, 2015
“Fear and suffering are the universal human experience, and every religion is an attempt to overcome this condition.” Skye Jethani, With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God.
You’ve heard the cliché’s…“Punch fear in the face.” “The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.” “Never let your fear decide your fate.” ... read full post
by Skye Jethani | January 21, 2015
**This post is an excerpt from the book WITH: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God.
A few years ago I taught a class at my church about the Sermon on the Mount. On the first day, after reading the sermon aloud together, I asked the thirty adults in the class a simple question: “Do you think Jesus was serious? Do you believe he actually ... read full post
by GenerousChurch | January 7, 2015
You may have heard it said that "words can inspire the world." Hopefully, the words from these Christian leaders will serve to inspire your world and spark your imagination for living out full-life generosity in the midst of your everyday life.
by GenerousChurch | December 23, 2014
As 2014 draws to a close, we thought we would share a handful of generosity stories that captured our attention this year. The first is a video that received a ton of attention and with a "star" like this...rightfully so.
The second story is from acclaimed Christian author Philip Yancey. He relates a story from his days in Chicago and notes the unique generosity of his church in that area.
by GenerousChurch | December 23, 2014
God is the first and most generous giver. His ways teach us how to approach generous living:"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich." 2 Corinthians 8:9 "Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the ... read full post
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