Crazy Like Us - Part 3


Generosity requires a plan. 

3 S giver:  Spontaneous, sporadic and sparing

Generosity requires a specific amount or a percentage.

3 P giver:  Percentage, priority and progressive

Generosity requires a destination worthy of your heart.         

Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Matthew 6:21  NLT

Saving is how you say yes to you, generosity is how you say yes to what is important to you.

Choosing your destination: 

give from a grateful heart and from a broken heart.

*What are you grateful for?

*What are you broken over?

Generous people never feel guilty about saying "no" because they've already said "yes."

Now regarding your question about the money being collected for God’s people in Jerusalem. You should follow the same procedure I gave to the churches in Galatia.  1 Corinthians 16:1  NLT

On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned. Don’t wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once.   1 Corinthians 16:2  

When I come, I will write letters of recommendation for the messengers you choose to deliver your gift to Jerusalem.   1 Corinthians 16:3  NLT

Generosity is the premeditated, calculated, designated emancipation of personal financial assets.

Happy is the person whose life is ordered around giving rather than receiving.


My plan: ____________________________________________