A generous life is not marked simply by how you handle your finances, but by the generosity of spirit we show to others. Bill Clark reminds us that how we steward both our money and our relationships shows the true measure of our generosity.
A Generous Life | Week 1
February 16, 2020 | Bill Clark
Growth in Giving
2015 General Giving | $2,395,373
2019 General Giving | $3,638,726
Increase of | $1,243,353
NW Tulsa Giving
From Redeemer & Directed Gifts | $617,000
Missions Budget Allocation | $65,000 to date
Luke 6:27-38 NIV
But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Love our enemies.
Do good to those who hate us.
Bless those who curse us.
Pray for those who mistreat us.
Lend your money without any expectation of return!
Luke 6:38 NIV
Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.