Oct 01, 2017 | Rev. Larry Davies
Practicing Extravagant Generosity Amongst the Wrecked: Rev Larry Davies
There are two ways to respond to a wreck:
- First aid and immediate help following the wreck.
- Take steps to prevent future wrecks from happening.
“Obstacles become opportunities with God.” Practicing Extravagant Generosity is our opportunity to respond to the wrecks happening all around us.
From 1 Timothy 6:17-19
- We are rich but don’t be arrogant about it and don’t put your hopes in wealth.
- Wealth is uncertain so put your hope in God who can provide everything.
- Instead, do good, be rich in good deeds, be generous and willing to share.
- You will lay up treasure for yourself, establish a firm foundation for what is truly life.
Practicing Extravagant Generosity is a call for us as a church to get in the middle of what is happening all around us and offer a safe sanctuary and badly needed help with no thought of return, whether it be a listening ear, a timely financial donation or a helping hand with overwhelming tasks. Practicing Extravagant Generosity is a challenge for us to model a life and a lifestyle that is different from the world so that others can see clearly there is a better way to behave and live.
All of us, when we join a church should seriously consider three responses:
- Attend Worship whenever possible and support the ministries with our tithes and offerings
- Be a part of at least one small group each year to strengthen our faith and interact with others.
- Be a part of at least one ministry or mission each year to strengthen our faith and help others.
How will you respond to the Ten Dollar Challenge?