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Celebrate Generosity

Sep–Oct 2016

Celebrate Generosity Part 4 - The Generosity Story

October 9, 2016 • Matt Larson

Every mission has a generosity base. Every generosity story has a Gospel motivation. Luke 8:1-3; Acts 4:32-37; 1 Corinthians 9:3-7; Luke 1:1-4; Philippians 4:10-20

Celebrate Generosity Part 3 - How Generosity Breaks The Bonds To The World

October 2, 2016 • Kevin Bailey

God's generosity, as well as His call for us to be generous, is meant to protect us from falling prey to the cares and the pleasures of this world. Mark 4:19; Proverbs 5:1-23; Proverbs 23:4-5; Acts 20:35b; Romans 12:1-2

Celebrate Generosity Part 2 - Generosity Advances The Gospel

September 25, 2016 • Bert Alcorn

God chooses to use generosity of his people to advance the gospel. That generosity allows us to play a practical part in God’s mission. It’s the simple truth that God can do whatever he wants! But, he has decided to use his church, and generosity to further his kingdom and advance the gospel. Psalm 24:1; Romans 8:32; Ephesians 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:16-17; Philippians 4:14-20; 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Celebrate Generosity Part 1 - Faith And Generosity

September 18, 2016 • Bert Alcorn

We have faith because God is faithful, we are generous because God is generous. He went first, led the way and invites us into imitate himself. We tap into a new, better way of living when we simply reflect to nature, character and goodness of the one who saved us by being faithfully generous. Ephesians 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; Hebrews 11:1; Genesis 22:1-19; Romans 8:32; 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Celebrate Generosity on October 16: A day where we celebrate the Lord's goodness and our anniversary as a church. And there are a few things that are unique about that day: (1) we gather all our churches, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura, to celebrate, worship Jesus, and enjoy each other and (2) we invest 100% of our offering that comes in that morning and the following week to our justice, compassion and reproducing church initiatives.