Uncommon – Uncommon Generosity

Pastor Jason Burns

May 5, 2024

Philippians 2:15-16  //  Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.

  • How do I live with uncommon generosity?
  • For not From
  • God is GENEROUS.
  • Generosity is the heart of God.

John 3:16  //  For God so loved the world that He GAVE…

Romans 8:32  //  Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?

Matthew 8:11  //  “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!”

James 1:17  //  Every good and perfect gift is from above.

  • Generosity is a MINDSET.
  • Generosity is not about what I have. It is about how I think.
  • Scarcity vs. Abundance

Proverbs 11:24 MSG  //  The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.

  • God is after your HEART.

Luke 12:34  //  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

2 Corinthians 5:6-11  //  Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

  • God loves a cheerful giver.
  • Hilaros – joyous, won over, already inclined
  • Decidedly, non-reluctantly happy
  • The difference between acting generous and being generous is INTENTIONALITY.
  • GOD must be first

Proverbs 3:9-10  //  Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.

  • The TITHE must be first

Exodus 23:19  //  The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 8:17-18  //  You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

Genesis 4:3-5  //  And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering.

    • Giving
    • Tithing
    • Offerings
    • Extravagant Generosity
  • It Must Be Blessed to MULTIPLY

Malachi 3:10  //  Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

  • We don’t GIVE to GET.