Weekend Message Takeaway: “Money, Possessions, and the Generous Gospel”

This past weekend, as we continued our series “Contagious: The Spread of the Generous Gospel,” Pastor Doug explored how we can respond to God's generosity through our finances and possessions. 

Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with your friends via social media. To watch the message in its entirety, click here.



Let’s recap some of the key talking points from Pastor Doug's teaching this weekend:

The Generous Gospel Transforms Us from Takers to Givers: The Generous Gospel teaches us not to store up treasures for ourselves on earth. As we’re transformed by the gospel, our giving gives us fulfillment and blesses us.

God Doesn’t Measure Generosity by the Size of the Gift, but by the Size of the Sacrifice: Consider the story of the widow’s mite. Paul explains this concept through the law of sowing and reaping. This principle is all about giving from the outflow of your heart; planting seeds that reap eternal results.

To Experience the Harvest, You Have to Open Your Hand: What’s in your hand? Your life is the result of a life that’s been planted. Your legacy depends on the seeds you plant.

Quote to Remember: Think of a person you know who is generous . . . How would you describe them?Doug Sauder

Were you inspired by today’s message, but not sure where to begin? Are you looking for some insight and tips on how to practically live out the generosity of God? Dive deeper into this topic with our special 28-day “Contagious” YouVersion devotional reading plan.

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Now that we’ve begun our new teaching series, we encourage you to discover what it means to practically live out God’s generosity by taking part in a four-week church-wide community group study!

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This Wednesday, we’ll continue our discussion on what it means to be generous with our what the Lord has given us as we’re joined at the Fort Lauderdale campus by Pastor Stephan Tchividjian. Join us as we dig a little deeper and discover how God wants to use us in these areas. 

This weekend is week three of “Contagious: The Spread of the Generous Gospel.” In this message, Pastor Duane Roberts, from our Boynton Beach campus, will share what it means to be generous with our time and how we can make the most of it. 

About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.