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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Money Issues Bible Study
Practicing Extravagant Generosity: Daily Readings on the GivingMichael Reeves, Jennifer N. TylerAbingdon Press / 2011 / Trade Paperback$7.99 Retail:Video
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When does giving become religious?
Money has power. We have all felt it feed our greed or suck like a leech at our souls. In our consumer-oriented society it has to be disarmed, or it will consume us with credit-card debt and gambling addictions.
How we deal with money, according to Tim Stafford in his article on the Anatomy of a Giver, shows something about a person s soul. Each generation must face its response to Jesus challenge in the Sermon on the Mount: You cannot serve both God and money. This study will examine how we can break the power money has over us by becoming generous.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:19 24; Luke 12:13 21; 2 Corinthians 8:1 15; 9:6 15; James 4:1 3
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
--Teaching point one: Desire is part of the human condition.
--Teaching point two: Dealing with our money and possessions affects our souls.
--Teaching point three: We must actively pursue a course of charitable giving in order to defuse the power of wealth.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Anatomy of a Giver, by Tim Stafford (1997)
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