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Generous ears

February 12, 2016 | generosity, generous, gift of listening, God, hear, jesus, listening

“Who among you will give ear to this,     will attend and listen for the time to come?” (Isaiah 42:23 ESV). “Lend me your ears” (Mark Antony in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar). Perhaps one of the greatest gifts we can give another is the gift of listening. In a world where everyone is busy expressing their opinion on social

Displaying the selfless generosity of God

February 5, 2016 | Christ, generosity, generous, give, God, grace, jesus

“We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity” (2 Corinthians 8:1-2 ESV). “I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give.

Do you have a generosity plan for 2016?

January 1, 2016 | blessing, generosity, generous, gift, giving, God, jesus

“He who has a generous eye will be blessed” (Proverbs 22:9 NKJV). What does it mean to have a “generous eye?” The Hebrew word translated “generous” might also be translated as “bountiful, merciful, or good.” A generous eye is a good eye. When I played Little League baseball as a kid, and stood fast at bat on a bad