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The Jesus Experiment – Week 5

The Jesus Experiment – Week 5

April 24, 2016
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by John Elmer, Lead Pastor

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart – Jeremiah 29:13

Jesus calls us to be radically generous.

“Freely you have received; freely give.”
Matthew 10:8

“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.”
Luke 6:38

“Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Matthew 19:21

Generosity goes against the grain.

(It is killed by debt, greed, and fear.)

Generosity is released when we buy into a greater purpose.

“They begged us to take the money so they could share in the joy of helping the Christians in Jerusalem.”
2 Corinthians 8:4 (TLB)

“Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything–all she had to live on.’”
Mark 12:43-44

How to start:
  1. Start tithing.
    “I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty
    Malachi 3:11
  2. Give something to someone.
Action Step:

I will take the ‘Tithing Challenge’

Watch the full message Here

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