"Psalm 23," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
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Preaching Series on Stewardship/Generosity (1 of 3)
Matthew 6:19-34 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
Preaching Series on Stewardship/Generosity (Week 1 of 3)
One of the common truisms about generosity is that it does as much or more for the giver as it does for the one to whom generosity is given. The idea is that in giving there is a reciprocal benefit to one’s self. Consider the following:
“For it is in giving that we receive.” - Francis of Assisi
“That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.” - Simone de Beauvoir
“The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.” - Lao Tzu
“Children must early learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.” - Charles Alexander Eastman
“If you are truly concerned about helping people and creating value for them in your business and life, God will take care of you, and the universe will ...
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Narrative Lectionary 322: Preaching Series on Stewardship/Generosity
August 19, 2018
This podcast covers the three-week summer preaching series on Stewardship/Generosity. Join Profs. Adam Copeland, Cameron Howard, and Kathryn Schifferdecker for a conversation on the Narrative Lectionary. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.