SERMON NOTES

The Power of a Generous Life

(Matthew 26:6-13)

William James: “The great use of one’s life is to spend it on something that will outlast it; for the value of life is not by its duration but by its donation.”

Richard J Foster, “The Discipline of Simplicity” – Freedom from anxiety is characterized by three inner attitudes; 1) If what we have, we receive as a gift, and 2) if what we have is to be cared for by God, and 3) if what we have is available to others, then we will possess freedom.

However, 1) if what we have, we believe we have gotten, and 2) if what we have, we believe we must hold onto, and 3) if what we have is not available to others, then we will live with fear and greed.

1.  Generosity teaches us to _____ on what’s important!  (vs10-11)

2.  Generosity teaches us to _______ for what’s important!  (v12)

3.  Generosity teaches us to _______________ for what’s important!  (v13)

Live your life in such a way that every day you accomplish at least one thing that will outlive you … one thing that will last for eternity … one thing that will make an eternal difference!