It’s probably safe to say that all of us want to be generous people. There is something attractive about people who are generous with their time, money, and resources. We see them as being astoundingly selfless and it really makes an impact on all of us. Think of the person ahead of you who pays for your meal at the drive through, or maybe someone who pays off medical bills or school lunch bills. We praise these people and desire to act in a similar manner. But what often prevents us from becoming this type of generous person is the pursuit of our own wealth and interest. Money, unlike most other things, is the thermometer of where our hearts are. But why does this even matter to God and why are we so uncomfortable talking about our money? Maybe we are not as generous as we think we are. In this message, Pastor Stephen talks about how the first step in freedom is changing our perspective on our finances.



Matthew 6:19-21
God owns everything. You’re just his money manager.
Matthew 13:44-45
2 Corinthians 8:1-4
Giving isn’t a luxury of the rich. It’s a privilege of the poor.
2 Corinthians 8:5-7
Everything God has given you is either a tool or an idol.
2 Corinthians 8:9