Get Smart - Get Generous

Posted on 06/10/18 by Brandon Lindell in Get Smart

In this message, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares a truth-packed sermon titled, “Get Smart – Get Generous.” Join us as we read Proverbs 11:24 and learn what the Bible teaches about generosity and the benefits of giving. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to give your resources joyfully and watch how God works in your life in response!

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Get Smart – Get Generous

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

1st The Big World of Generosity

Proverbs 22:9 NKJV
He who has a generous eye will be blessed.

Proverbs 11:25 BSB
A generous soul will prosper, and he who refreshes other will himself be refreshed.

Isaiah 32:8 NLT
But generous people plan to do what is generous, and they stand firm in their generosity.

Proverbs 11:24a MSG
The world of the generous gets larger and larger

2nd The Biblical way of Generosity

Proverbs 3:9-10 ESV
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Malachi 3:10 NIV
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.

3rd The Blessing of Generosity

Ephesians 1:3 MSG
Long before He laid down the earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His beloved Son.

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

Romans 11:33-36 MSG
Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? It’s way over our heads. We’ll never figure it out. Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell Him what to do?
Anyone who has done Him such a huge favor that God has to ask for his advice? Everything comes from Him; everything happens through Him; everything ends up in Him. Always glory! Always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes.