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God has blessed us to bless others
At Hope Community Church we believe generosity rules the day. Paul teaches us in 2 Corinthians that God will enrich us in every way for the express purpose of being generous toward others. We purposely pray for God’s blessing in our lives, not to keep or hoard, but that God would reach someone else through our generosity. We pray that God will bless others through us. Generosity is not limited to material things. We believe that we should be radically generous with the grace and mercy God has extended to each one of us, modeling the forgiveness Christ has given and confirming that we are his followers.
2 Corinthians 9:10-15
1 D Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
“Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.”
Generosity rules the day
We are blessed to bless others