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The Heart Of A Giver

Study Guide / Outline


  • Summary: The speaker begins by sharing a personal anecdote about a friend who purchased a new house. This serves as an introduction to the topic of giving and the importance of aligning oneself with God’s economy.
  • Points:
    • The significance of embracing God’s economy.
    • The importance of generosity and giving in Christian life.

Giving from a Bountiful Heart

  • Summary: The speaker emphasizes the necessity of giving from a bountiful heart, not with the intention of receiving from God but as an expression of love and gratitude for God’s blessings.
  • Points:
    • True giving arises from recognizing God’s blessings.
    • Sowing bountifully is a way of cooperating with God’s divine plan.
  • Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Personal Testimony of Generosity

  • Summary: The speaker shares a personal story about a homeless man and his experience of giving generously to those in need, highlighting the importance of helping others when the opportunity arises.
  • Points:
    • The joy of giving and blessing others.
    • The idea of sowing seeds of generosity.
  • Scripture Reference: Galatians 6:9

Beyond Church Walls

  • Summary: The speaker discusses how the concept of the church extends beyond the physical building and emphasizes the role of believers as storehouses of blessings for those in need.
  • Points:
    • The church is not confined to a building but is the body of believers.
    • Believers are called to be channels of God’s blessings to the world.
  • Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:13-16

Motivation for Giving

  • Summary: The primary motivation for giving is revealed as having a bountiful heart and love for God rather than seeking personal gain or fulfilling societal expectations.
  • Points:
    • Giving should come from a heart filled with love for God.
    • Giving is not a transaction with God but a response to His love.
  • Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 13:3

God’s Provision and Blessing

  • Summary: The speaker explains that God provides abundantly for those who are willing to be generous, emphasizing that God blesses givers with even more resources.
  • Points:
    • God is the ultimate source of blessings.
    • Giving generously leads to an increase in divine provision.
  • Scripture Reference: Malachi 3:10

Tithing and Its Meaning

  • Summary: The concept of tithing is discussed, clarifying that tithing is not about paying God for protection but about expressing love and cooperation with God’s divine plan.
  • Points:
    • Tithing involves giving 10% of one’s income, not everything.
    • Tithing is a way of acknowledging God’s ownership.
  • Scripture Reference: Leviticus 27:30

Being a Giver by Nature

  • Summary: The idea of being a giver by nature is encouraged, with an emphasis on responding to God’s generosity by blessing others in various ways.
  • Points:
    • Generosity should extend beyond the church to those in need.
    • God blesses people to be a blessing to others.
  • Scripture Reference: Acts 20:35

The Role of the Church in Society

  • Summary: The text suggests that the church’s role goes beyond the physical building, and believers should become storehouses of blessings for those in need in society.
  • Points:
    • The church should be a place of refuge and provision for the needy.
    • Believers are called to impact their communities positively.
  • Scripture Reference: Isaiah 58:7

Learning from the Recent Isolation

  • Summary: The speaker discusses the recent period of isolation and highlights how it revealed existing societal isolation, emphasizing the need for genuine connections.
  • Points:
    • Isolation was present even before the quarantine period.
    • The importance of meaningful connections with others.
  • Scripture Reference: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Giving with Purpose

  • Summary: The primary reason for giving is discussed, emphasizing that giving should be an intentional act of cooperation with God’s economy and a demonstration of love.
  • Points:
    • Giving should not be driven by personal gain but by a desire to cooperate with God.
    • Believers should seek to make a positive impact in the world through their generosity.
  • Scripture Reference: Proverbs 3:9-10