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The Missional Power of Generosity

The Missional Power of Generosity

 

If I were to ask you, “How much does the Bible talk on the subject of generosity,” what would your answer be? Just a little, a moderate amount, or a lot? If you went with either of those first two options, you’d be way off the mark. In fact, there are more verses on generosity, than on faith, hope and love combined.

And there’s a reason for that:

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5 Essential Life Skills to Help You Thrive (Not Just Survive)

5 Essential Life Skills to Help You Thrive (Not Just Survive)

 

The other day, I met a young lady called Emily.  She is 5 years old. The life skills that this child displayed impacted me profoundly. Not just because they came from one so young, but because they were, at the same time, extremely well developed.

So, here are the 5 essential life skills that she demonstrated, that will help any person of any age not just survive … but thrive:

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Are You an Asset or a Liability?

Are You an Asset or a Liability?

There are two types of people walking around on planet earth today. Just two. There are givers and there are takers. You know what I mean. The question is – which one are you?

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Incredible, Amazing You!

Incredible, Amazing You!

I think that sometimes, we take ourselves for granted. We don’t really realise how incredible we are. And not just ourselves … we also take others for granted.

So, here are a couple of amazing facts about each one of us that you may not know? Totally amazing:

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The Sort of Giving that Gets God Excited

The Sort of Giving that Gets God Excited

Well, my last blog post – Why I Don’t Believe in Tithing – certainly set the cat amongst the pigeons, with some lively discussion to and fro – which is awesome. Some people of course remain unconvinced – they see tithing as an important part of being a Christian.

I don’t, because I believe that grace opens the door to a whole new level of giving. A “New Covenant” alternative if you like, to the legalism of the tithe. Here’s what I’m talking about …

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Why I Don’t Believe in Tithing

Why I Don’t Believe in Tithing

 

When I told people at my church that this Sunday, I was going to preach a message called “Why I Don’t Believe in Tithing” – well, you can imagine!  A few people were a bit twitchy about that.

But the long and the short of it is that I don’t believe in tithing. At least not the sort of tithing that much of the church teaches us about.  Here’s why:

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