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Monopoly: Building God's Kingdom

Monopoly: I’m So Blessed: Acts 20:35

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1. Generosity Gives Me Tremendous Freedom

“…remember the words of the Lord Jesus, because he said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Acts 20:35 (CSB)

I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.
Acts 20:33 (CSB)

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for more money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV)

2.  Generosity Helps Me Make An Eternal Impact

“Don’t store up for yourselves treasures[a] on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.”
Matthew 6:19-20 (CSB)

Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge.
1 Timothy 6:18-20 (NLT)

3.  Generosity Makes Me Like Christ

“…remember the words of the Lord Jesus, because he said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Acts 20:35 (CSB)

For God so love the world that he gave his one and only Son…
John 3:16 (NIV)

4.  Generosity Empowers Me To Be Blessed

Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over—will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
Luke 6:38 (CSB)

The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.
Psalm 112:9 (NLT)