Resurrecting Generosity Pt 8

December 1st, 2019

In the final message of this series, we roll up our sleeves and get practical about how to be generous. Can we just give however and wherever we want, or is there wisdom we can add to our giving?

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Resurrecting Generosity Pt 7

November 24th, 2019

There are things that have to die so generosity can thrive — and obligation is something that must go. How does obligation show up? Most often through the belief that God's people "have to" tithe. But as long as our giving is viewed as a requirement, it will never lead to a spirit of passionate generosity. 

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SPECIAL NOTE FROM PASTOR TIM: This message may be challenging for some whose faith experience is so deeply attached to tithing that it makes all other ideas seem like they could be a betrayal of God and His Word. I get it, because that was my story. My goal is not to convince anyone they should stop giving (no matter the percentage), but to see even greater generosity released as we come to understand the Apostle Paul who said, "Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly" (2 Corinthians 8:12). Thanks for walking in grace with me as we explore this important topic together!

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Resurrecting Generosity Pt 6

November 19th, 2019

From the very beginning of time, God has given humanity the authority to manage the resource He's provided. Simply put, we're called to be good stewards of all He's given. But mismanagement of resource robs our fruitfulness and destroys all hope we have of generosity — so it has to go! 

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Resurrecting Generosity Pt 5

November 11th, 2019

If generosity is going to live, other things have to die — including greed. Greed twists together the ungodly traits of selfishness and a continual lust for more. It's a malignant form of desire that will kill off generosity if we don't push it from our lives. 

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Resurrecting Generosity Pt 4

November 3rd, 2019

If generosity is going to live, other things have to die. Fear is the first that has to go. As long as fear is driving our decisions, we’ll never become generous people with our time, talent or treasure. But, as we trust in God and walk in His ways, we can overcome any fear that holds us back from a generous life.

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Resurrecting Generosity Pt 3

October 30th, 2019

The more we know who God truly is, the more generous we become. This intimate knowledge of God is what propels us to cross the line, from just being fruitful to becoming generous multipliers as well. Today we're looking at three truths about God that unlock a spirit of fearless generosity.

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Resurrecting Generosity Pt 2

October 30th, 2019

In God's words, "Be fruitful and multiply" we find instruction for living in His blessing. But many of us settle for fruitfulness and never experience God's best for our lives. Rather than learning to generously multiply what God has provided, we try to hold on to what we have. But the paradox of God's blessing is found in Mark 8:35 where Jesus says, "Whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it."

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Resurrecting Generosity Pt 1

October 13th, 2019

What can four words teach us about generosity? God's words, "Be fruitful and multiply," are not only his blessing but are also instructions for how to live in this blessing. Being fruitful is all about flourishing in God's favor, but multiplying is about giving so that others can flourish — and that requires generosity. 

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Crushing Anxiety - Bonus Track

October 7th, 2019

Jesus cares about our mental health, and before we leave this series, let's discover how He is uniquely suited to lead us from depression to health and freedom. 

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Crushing Anxiety Pt 2

September 22nd, 2019

Anxiety is common to all people — but God never intended for it to crush us. We're called to resist it. Today we're looking at a tool designed to help us "take every thought captive" so we can identify and interrogate those Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs!) that bring torment to our minds and souls. 

Remember: "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed." Psalm 34:18

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Crushing Anxiety Pt 1

September 15th, 2019

We're living in troubling times when an uncertain future can leave us tormented by the unwelcomed dread of anxiety. But God cares about our mental health — and Scripture speaks directly to this important topic. Today we're discovering why it's okay to admit we're not okay, and what makes Jesus uniquely suited to take this heavy burden from us and lead us to needed rest. 

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Cast Your Nets

September 13th, 2019

Natalie Werking shares from Scripture and her own life about the importance of leaning in to God's leading. God may be shifting the direction of our lives, and fruitfulness comes as we obediently follow his lead. 

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A Simple Plan Pt 5 - Sharing the Gospel

September 1st, 2019

We're finishing our series by discussing the importance of communicating the Good News of Jesus to others. And while that may sound a bit intimidating, we explore three ways to make this a simple and powerful part of our lives of faith. Click below for a helpful resource that goes along with today's message. 

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A Simple Plan Pt 4 - Connect to the Gospel

September 1st, 2019

It's clear that God calls us to give away our faith to others. But that doesn't just happen by preaching a message; it can also take place as we intentionally and creatively bring others into contact with Jesus. Join us as we explore three simple ways to connect others to the Gospel, through the power of story, invitation, and prayer.

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A Simple Plan Pt 3 - Live the Gospel

August 21st, 2019

As people who have been changed by the Gospel, we are called to give the Gospel away — and the first way we do this is by living the Gospel. By how we live our lives we show the world we’ve come from death to life in Jesus. We have to live the Gospel so we can give the Gospel. 

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