The Spirit of Generosity

Preached by

The gift of generosity lies at the heart of Christmas – a celebration of God’s most generous gift to mankind through the birth of Jesus Christ. As we commemorate that extraordinary act of giving, we are called to cultivate a spirit of generosity within ourselves – pouring out our time, resources, and love to help others, just as God has so richly blessed us.

True generosity, however, begins with a recognition of all that God has already given to us through His Son – the gifts of grace, redemption, and eternal life that money cannot buy. When we grasp the surpassing wealth of God’s generosity, it compels and empowers us to give with open and joyful hearts, sowing seeds of kindness wherever we go.

Be generous with your time.

Look for opportunities to stop and help those in need, to listen and encourage others.

Be generous with your resources.

Give cheerfully, trusting that God can multiply your gift for His glory. The amount matters less than the attitude of your giving.

Be generous with your heart.

Be willing to connect with broken people and step into their messiness, giving of yourself. Remove walls of greed, envy, and contempt.

The spirit of the Christmas season – filled with joy, gratefulness and giving – should inspire within us a renewed desire to live generously all year long. When we grasp the magnitude of God’s generosity in sending His Son to save us, it awakens within us a deep longing to extend that same generosity to others, not out of obligation, but out of overflow.

This Christmas, may we dedicate not just our gifts, but ourselves – our time, our resources, and our very hearts – to God’s purpose of making Christ known to the world. As we give freely of what God has so freely given to us, may our lives point people not to our generosity, but to the ultimate Giver, Jesus Christ, who came to earth to give His all. His generous gift of grace compels the greatest generosity of all – a willing heart that seeks to bless others for His sake.

Such from-the-heart giving brings far greater joy than what we receive, for nothing satisfies like the praise of Him who is the source of all good things.


1 Timothy 6:17-19 , 2 Corinthians 8 , 2 Corinthians 9:12-14 , Philippians 3:8 , Luke 14:27

All content is property of Jason Habner and Memorial Baptist.