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Sidekick: God Has It Covered: Philippians 4:14-18

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1. Generosity Activates Blessings

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

We also gave you the rule that if you don’t work, you don’t eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (CEV)

The generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (NLT)

Give to others, and God will give to you…The measure you use for others is the one God will use for you. Luke 6:38 (GNT)

2. Generosity Empowers Ministry

Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. Philippians 4:14-16 (ESV)

3. Generosity Pleases God

Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. Phil 4:17 (NIV)…Give happily to those in need, and always be ready to share whatever God has given you. By doing this, you will be storing up real treasure for yourselves in heaven — it is the only safe investment for eternity!  1 Timothy 6:18-19 (LB)

I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. Philippians 4:18 (NIV)