There are many words to describe God. One of those words is “generous”. And what an excellent word to describe the big-hearted and overflowing extravagance of God’s grace. We can be exceedingly grateful that God relates to us with a generous grace. But if God treats us with such generous grace, shouldn’t our lives be conduits of that grace to others? Shouldn’t we embody that kind of godly generosity? Doesn’t God desire that his people be generous as he is generous? Because he is generous? And as we grow in godly generosity, aren’t we then growing in grace? And if generosity is about grace, isn’t it also about joy? What if growing in generosity produces joy? And not just any joy. Deep joy.
Beginning Sunday, November 2, we begin a three week journey to discover “The Joy of Generosity.” Along the way we’ll consider the overflowing generosity of God in Jesus Christ. We’ll reflect on how generosity relates to life as followers of Jesus. We’ll even spend some time talking about church finances, apportionments, and how money is really about mission. The journey will climax on Sunday, November 16, when we make our 2015 covenant giving commitments. If you need a current commitment card, download it here. Join us each week in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 am for VIVID or in the sanctuary at 10:30 am for the traditional service. See you there!