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Generosity of Spirit "Generosity names not merely something we do, but an admirable quality of character, something we are." An article on why "hope-filled" Christians are generous. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Douglas V. Henry Generosity of Spirit - Study Guide Study guide for a lesson about generosity. Generosity names not merely something we do, but an admirable quality of character, something we are. Liturgical elements and discussion questions included. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Generosity This sermon starter and commentary on Luke 12:13-21 reflects on greed, urging a generosity that forces us to open our hearts rather than to close them. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: A Plain Account C.S. Lewis: Did You Know? This article by Robert Trexler and Jennifer Trafton on the life of C.S. Lewis explores Lewis' generosity, Lewis' theological writings, Lewis' interactions with Billy Graham, and Lewis' use of a lion to represent Jesus in Narnia. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Robert Trexler Generosity Is the Secret of Life Life-changing generosity is not an occasional act; it is an all-inclusive lifestyle that lubricates everything we say, think, and do. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Dave Peterson Generosity of Spirit Exploring the nature of generosity, this article by Douglas V. Henry takes inspiration from God's providence toward creation in arguing that generosity is a quality of character. Christians give generously as a response to hope. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Generosity Sightings The abundance of Christ's grace is something that goes beyond our ability to calculate. This devotional on the parable of workers in the vineyard challenges us to expand our view of generosity. Resource type: Devotional Source: Working Preacher Author: Karoline M. Lewis Homilies on the Great Commandment, Generosity, End Times, the Kingship of Jesus Christ In this set of four Catholic homolies, Fr. Michael Berry focuses on the inextricable tie between worship of God and charity toward others, generosity, hope in Christ, and the glory of Christ the king. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Fr. Michael Berry, OCD The Generosity of God In his sermon on Matthew 20:1-16, Michael Foss discusses how the generosity of God is multiplied without reservation as we share it with others. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Michael Foss Paul's Expectations of Generosity Kelly Liebengood reflects on teachings about generosity in the Pauline epistles. Paul reminds us that generosity "is generated by the transforming grace of God manifested in the self-emptying life of Jesus Christ." Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Kelly D. Liebengood Keeping Christmas Well: Live with Graceful Generosity Mark Roberts' sermon starter on 2 Corinthians 8:6-10 notes that Paul's fund-raising appeal to the Corinthians was based on the generosity of Jesus, whose incarnation resulted in rich blessings. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts What God’s Generosity Means In Our Lives A sermon starter about God’s gift of generosity and what that generosity means in our lives with God and one another. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Sermons That Work Author: Angela V. Askew Full Text Hymns on Generosity I'll Praise My Maker While I've BreathPD
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Practicing Generosity David Lose's meditation about generosity and giving highlights how kingdom logic runs contrary to conventional wisdom: "Generosity is not the fruit of success or happiness or security [but] the source of all these things." Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Day1 Author: David J. Lose Paul's Expectations of Generosity - Study Guide Study guide for a lesson about Generosity. True generosity requires us to give to those in need and make a place for them in our gatherings. Liturgical elements and discussion questions included. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz A Call to Sacrificial Generosity This devotional on Mark 10:21 considers generosity, suggesting that not only can God save our souls from sin and death, but he can also save us from selfishness and greed. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling Author: Mark Roberts The Economics of Radical Generosity Disagreeing that the early Church developed a system of equality, this commentary on Acts 2:45 and 4:34-35 by Aaron Kuecker suggests that the generosity of the early Christian community was inspired by the practice of Jubilee. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Theology of Work Project Author: Aaron Kuecker Cultivating a mindset of generosity A mindset of generosity encourages seeing everyone -- donors, members, clients, staff, friends -- as people with all kinds of gifts to share. Money is only one part of the equation. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: David L. Odom God's Generosity A homily based on Matthew 20:1-16. Thomas Skeats warns against envy and describes how we grow through our participation in the generosity of God. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Thomas Skeats O.P. Readers' Theatre: Generosity This is a readers’ theatre setting on the topic of wealth and generosity that combines verses from Mark 10:17-22, Mark 12:38-44, and 2 Corinthians 9:6-15. Resource type: Drama Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst A Offering of Generosity An Advent prayer for the offering, written by David S. Bell and based on Matthew 3:1-12. The prayer contrasts the short-sightedness of the Pharisees and Sadducees with the generosity desired by God. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: David S Bell
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