Generous and Compassionate | FOR
This weekend we continue our annual FOR Campaign.
What we do during this season is absolutely at the heart of what Christianity is all about the idea that God became one of us and dwelt among us.
That God’s no strings attached generosity towards us, compels us to be extravagantly generous towards others.
If you’ve been part of Faith for a while, you already know… this is a good weekend to have a couple of $20 bills in your purse or your wallet, but not because we’re talking about money… we’ve already done that.
I just want you to be able to say that you were a part of what Jesus did in our community through you in 2022.
EVERYONE matters to GOD whether God matters to THEM or not.
Being generous and being compassionate is not NATURAL.
The foundation of the ideas that generosity and compassion are GOOD is the New Testament.
God’s extravagant generosity towards US compels us to be extravagantly generous towards OTHERS.
Philippians 2:3-15 pg. 1,827
v.3 “Do NOTHING out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather in humility value others ABOVE yourselves. ”
v.4 “Not looking toward your OWN interests but each of you to the interests of OTHERS.”
v.5 “In your relationships with ONE ANOTHER have the same MINDSET as Christ Jesus.”
The problem with EVEN, is that it makes you even with someone you don’t even like.
As followers of Jesus, we’re the ones to raise the standard, because we’re the ones who know first hand what Jesus has done FOR us!
v.6 “Jesus, who being in very NATURE God, did not consider EQUALITY with God something to be used for his OWN advantage.”
v.12 “Therefore….continue to WORK OUT your salvation with FEAR and TREMBLING.”
Allow what is true OF you to be seen IN you.
v.13 “For it is God who works IN you to will and to ACT in order to fulfill His good PURPOSE.”
What’s God’s good purpose?
“God want’s ALL people to be SAVED and to come to a knowledge of the TRUTH.”
1 Timothy 2:4
v.15 “Then YOU will SHINE among THEM like stars in the sky.”
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