PURPOSE OF GIVING
Our God is a God of Radical Generosity. When the Apostle Paul wanted to encourage an urban church in a culture to be people of radical generosity, he pointed them to this truth about God seen most clearly in the giving of His Son.
2 Corinthians 8.9-10 “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich.” (ESV)
Radical generosity is generosity that flows from an encounter with this radically generous God we meet in the gospel of Jesus Christ. When the gospel takes root in our lives, it becomes the story that shapes, informs, and defines the decisions and direction of our lives. So, just like Christ, we gladly become poor, giving sacrificially of our lives to enrich the lives of others. Just as our Savior poured himself out to rescue and enrich our lives, so we would pour out our lives to rescue and enrich the lives of others – not just friends and family, but even those who are removed from us.
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