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God - “You have cheated me.”

Posted in God, Easter, giving, generosity by LifeSpringChurch on February 2nd, 2020

Malachi was written to Judah, post-Babylon.  It was written to rebuke the nation for their failure to give God what was God's due.  This sermon concludes with the question of when we, too, can be guilty of robbing God.

A Day in Cana

Posted in giving, generosity by LifeSpringChurch on January 22nd, 2019

This sermon is John's account of the first recorded miracle of Christ, the changing of water into wine.  This event introduces readers to the idea of God's mind-blowing generosity and gives us a model of how to live in our world as disciples of Jesus.

Excel In This Grace Also

Posted in grace, giving, generosity by LifeSpringChurch on August 5th, 2018

This sermon comes from 2 Corinthians 8:6-15 and takes its title from Paul's instruction to the Corinthian church to give attention to the grace of generosity.  The sermon challenges the too common belief that we live in scarcity rather than abundance.  This belief turns us into hoarders and stingy people.

A Wealth of Generosity

Posted in giving, tithing, generosity, Macedonians by LifeSpringChurch on June 29th, 2015

This sermon takes its text from 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 and focuses on the exemplary generosity of the Macedonians (people who lived north of Greece).  Paul says that despite conditions which he described as "severe," "ordeal," "affliction," and "obligation," they were generous with what little they had and actually begged for the opportunity to participate in the contribution.  The sermon discusses four lesson that can be gained from the Macedonian example.


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