Abundant Love

In 2024, we are focusing on growing to be a generous people — so confident in our knowledge of God’s love for us that we are freed to give of our time, resources and skills abundantly to our family, church, and community.  Free in such a way we can give without fear, anxiety, or worry that we’ll have enough.

We are declaring it a year of living with open hands.

Do not forget to do good and to share with others. Hebrews 13:16a

Overview: Focus on the spiritual practice of giving.

Generosity involves so much more than simply giving money. All kinds of giving flow from gospel-transformed hearts touched by God’s lavish love. Radical, whole-life generosity flows from a grateful response to God’s generosity toward us.  

Goals: Grow generosity.

  • Grow awareness of our dependence on God.
  • Grow our response of sacrificial generosity.
  • Do good to everyone. (and not grow weary). Gal. 6:9-10

Some key verses:

    • Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
    • For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:
  • Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6
  • They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Acts 2:45

Themes: Whole-life generosity.

  • Generosity and God’s Grace
  • Generosity and Relationships/Forgiveness
  • Generosity and Hospitality 
  • Generosity and Ministry/Spiritual Gifts
  • Generosity and Money/Wealth
  • Generosity and Power/Influence
  • Generosity and Justice