Generosity changes lives
As followers of Jesus, we not only believe this, but we have all experienced this. At the heart of the gospel, we find an act of generosity; God gives his best to us.
At The Creek, we want to be known as contributors, not consumers, givers, not takers, because we believe the words of Jesus when he said, “It is more blessed to give than receive.”
What did Jesus say about giving?
Jesus knew something about human nature — greed comes natural, but generosity must be intentional. Jesus taught that our affections follow our treasures. We love to think it’s the opposite, but that isn’t true to life. We love what we invest in. That’s why Jesus talked so much about giving. He talked about resources more than he talked about Heaven or Hell. The Bible offers 500 verses on prayer, fewer than 500 verses on faith, and more than 2,000 verses on money. If Jesus preached 52 Sundays, 17 would be on what we do with our finances. Obviously Jesus considered our management of resources an important priority. He knew the only antidote for greed was generosity.