We need to have an understanding of the generations
We need to understand how God move through the generations
Most of us are 1st Generation Christians. And this means we can have the opportunity to start a whole new spiritual heritage.
From my generation it can be different.
Inheritance vs Wealth. God didn’t say a good man leaves wealth to his children’s children . He said “inheritance”! This means that an inheritance is much more than just wealth.
God is interested in the transformation not just in our own personal lives but in a generation
I need to rise up to lead. And not take a back seat
God sees and think in terms of generations
Psalm 112:1-4 (NLT) – good deeds, the serving God, compassion, generosity….
Generations and Generousity – both share the same root word – GENE. We can pass it down…
We need to understand the privilege of what it means to be a 1st generation of Christian
WE ARE STARTING A NEW HERITAGE OF GENEROUSITY
Why is generosity important?
Generousity is on the heart of God
as you began to be thankful for what God has given to us… you will freely give.
Generosity is for our Good
Generosity is not what God wants FROM us, it is what He wants for us.
Garrett and Ethan example: not “I want to see them live in lack and suffer…”
God is a generous and loving father
Proverbs 11:24-25 (NIV) – verse 25
Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
How to stay fresh, how to increase my emotional and heart capacity – keep giving.
1 Timothy 6:10 – “The love of money”
We want to breaks the love of money
generousity breaks he hold of materialism and the love for money.
1 Timothy 6:10
Ecclesiastes 5:10-11 (TLB)
The problem is not the amount of money you have but it is the love for money
How does generousity becomes generational?
A) you can only impart what you have.
I want to make sure that my walk is right so my Son will also walk right
If we want the newer people coming in to be more generous is we are not generous.
The greatest teaching is our testimony. The greatest education is our examples
B) you can only pass down what you own
I can only pass down what I belong too
How can we own something
– only if you have paid for it
HOGC can only belong to us only if we pay the full price for it.
I serve God and I love God. And I give to every building fund…
This is my spiritual DNA