Generosity Revolution Week 2

Listen to our Pastor, Aaron Dowds bring his second instalment of his series “Generosity Revolution”

Learn how generosity is at the very heart of the Christianity and how generosity is essential for you to experience fullness of joy, purpose and fulfilment in this life.

“One more revival; only one more is needed; the revival of Christian stewardship; the consecration of the money power of the Church unto God; and when that revival comes the Kingdom of God will come in a day. You can no more prevent it than you can hold back the tides of the ocean.”
“Home Problems of Foreign Missions,” The Baptist Missionary Magazine, American Baptist Missionary Union (1902): 92.

Generosity is essential to fulfilling the Great Commands to love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and to loving your neighbour.

We have a vision of city transformation by saturating cities with Good News. And this message will show you how and why a generosity revolution is essential for city transformation. Generosity is the key to joy and the key to Good News and the key to city transformation.

Horace Bushnell writes, “One more revival; only one more is needed; the revival of Christian stewardship; the consecration of the money power of the Church unto God; and when that revival comes the Kingdom of God will come in a day. You can no more prevent it than you can hold back the tides of the ocean.”

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Watch the Joy of Giving.

Narayanan Krishnan (born 1981) is an Indian chef turned social worker. Krishnan was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He was an award-winning chef with a five-star hotel group, short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. But a quick family visit home before heading to Europe changed everything. “I saw a very old man, literally eating his own human waste out of hunger. I went to the nearby hotel and asked them what was available. They had idli, which I bought and gave to the old man. Believe me, I had never seen a person eating so fast, ever. As he ate the food, his eyes were filled with tears. Those were the tears of happiness,” said N Krishnan. Krishnan founded his nonprofit Akshaya Trust in 2002. Every day, he wakes up at 4 a.m., cooks a simple hot meal and then, along with his team, loads it in a van and travels about 200 kilometers (120 mi) feeding the homeless and mentally-disabled in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to 400 indigent and elderly people in Madurai.

 

Making Spaghetti

It all started back in 2009. We’d just moved from Minnesota to El Cajon. I’d never even been to El Cajon until I moved there to plant a church. My wife was working at Starbucks at the time. One day, I went to visit my wife while she was working. Outside there was a homeless guy sitting and begging for some money, so I invite him in. We sit down at the table. His name’s Delbert, “Del”. And he’s 70-something years old. He’s a Vietnam vet. He’s an African-American guy. He’s got some stories. Read more …