Selfless Generosity

Selfless Generosity

Money … what people think about it, and how they use it offers a window into the human soul. Money is the source of much of our anxiety and almost all of our greed. No wonder the Bible calls love of it a root of all evil. It is also why Jesus talked so much about money — not to try to get it from us, but to try to keep it from getting us! Join us for the final part of Selfless where we will take a look at what Jesus had to say about selfless generosity as an antidote for greed and anxiety.

Selfless Review:

Humility is not thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myselfless.

Three ways to live practice selfless living:

  1. Selfless service: the antidote to entitlement and selfish ambition
  2. Selfless witness: the antidote to arrogance and insecurity
  3. Selfless generosity is the antidote to greed and anxiety

Characteristics of a Selfless Generosity:

Selfless generosity does not seek earthly reward or personal recognition
(Matthew 6:1-24)

Selfless generosity is secure in God’s love and therefore is not worried or anxious
(Matthew 6:25-34)

Selfless generosity is not limited by the money in my bank account, but by the love in my heart. (Luke 20:45-21:4)

Daily Readings:

Day 1: Matthew 6
Day 2: Luke 20 & 21:1-4
Day 3: 1 Timothy 6:11-31
Day 4: 2 Corinthians 8
Day 5: 2 Corinthians 9
Day 6: James 2

Suggested Resources:

Books:

Unoffendable, by Brant Hanson
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
How to be Rich, Andy Stanley