Sermon Notes

Luke 9:24,25 / Php 2:5-9/ 2 Cor 8:7-9



  • Jesus call to his followers: want to keep it? Give it away
  • Zero-sum games: based on scarcity

The Motivation: God’s generosity toward us

  • God is a giver, not a taker (John 3:16, James 1:16)
  • God not lonely gives lavishly but continually (Lam 3:23)

The Example: Jesus (Php 2:5)

  • Divested, what would you have me
  • The Macedonians. (2 Cor 8:1,2)

The Measure: grace and joy (2 Cor. 8:7-9)

  • Without any external compulsion

Excel in the Grace of Giving

  • Excel – lit. “to pick up speed”
  • Priority vs leftover Mt 6:33

Be a generous giver

  • How to catch a monkey illustration
  • In what way should I be generous with my treasure, with my time, with my talent?