Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
…Open up with God, this generous father in heaven.
Today is a celebration, a party if you will, to celebrate the fact that Jesus took our place in death on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, but beyond that he overpowered death, hell, and the grave and burst the tomb open, and on His own volition his own power he came back from the dead. He lives! He is alive!
This is not a theory, a fairy tale, or a mere story. This is an historical fact the varacity and validity of which would hold up in court. It has historical merit, legal merit, and is a reported fact, that he which was dead is alive for ever, and because He lives, we can also live.
We can live, in victory over sin, death, hell and the grave, and we can win victory even over the circumstances in life.
God loves us, and God wants us to win. He has given us a plan to win, a way to win, because God is generous, He is a father and He is generous.
Definition: Generosity is the expression and very nature of love. John 3:16-17 reveals the heart and charecter of God in his approach to human kind.
For God so loved the world that He have His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.
I’m Sorry that…
There is such confusion about the nature of God today.
Many religeous leaders and churches by their theologies and practices have mis-charecterized the nature and heart of God.
Im sorry that we live in a culture that is listening to deception that paints God as the bad guy, and paints humankind as the picture of perfection, that somehow on our own will evolve into deity ourselves.
All of these things, we deal with in our society almost every day, however it doesn’t change the truth about God. Just because someone doesn’t believe or believes wrong doesn’t change who God is, how He relates to us, or what He has done for us.
God is a generous father…
1. History proves Him Generous and Kind
Adam and Eve…even in the fall God showed them mercy
Noah…Even in the degredation of mankind and the judgement of the total earth, God showed mercy
Abraham…He blessed abraham to be a blessing, when he asked for the sacrifice of His son, he was generous to Abraham, and to all humanity.
Joseph…Joseph’s life was thrown into negative circumstances by a hateful family, but God took what they ment for evil and made it good for Joseph and his
2. The bible shows us how kind and generous God is
God is love…He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (I John 4:8 NKJV)
God gives hope…Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, (Psalms 146:5 NKJV)
God is faithful...God wasn’t attracted to you and didn’t choose you because you were big and important—the fact is, there was almost nothing to you. He did it out of sheer love, keeping the promise he made to your ancestors. God stepped in and mightily bought you back out of that world of slavery, freed you from the iron grip of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know this: God, your God, is God indeed, a God you can depend upon. He keeps his covenant of loyal love with those who love him and observe his commandments for a thousand generations. (Deuteronomy 7:7-9 MSG)
God is good and Kind...Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? (Romans 2:4 NKJV)
God is a benevolent father…Romans 8:15, we have not been given the spirit of bondage again to fear, but of adoption whereby we cry abba father.
God is a lover of humanity…John 3:16 For God so Loved the WORLD, the WHOSOEVER believes…
God is all powerful, and the ultimate judge and his mere restraint proves his love, compassion, and patience with us.
3. The celebration of this day reveals the love and Kindness of God.
The fact that millions of people are in churches all over the world today celebrating Jesus and what He has done, reveals the incredible influence of the love of Christ around the world.
The fact that in our hearts we know we are loved, we know there is something more than mere existance. We know that there is someone greater than us, we know deep within that our hope, security, and purpose are found in God.
God gave us a way to be in relationship with Him which proves His love, generosity and kindness towards us.
Everybody needs love…not the confused emotion based “love” humans espouse but the true deep uncoditional love that Jesus has for us.
Everybody needs hope…Not hope that is continually deferred through all the broken promises of this life, but that hope that is founded in Gods eternal existance, that hope that never disappoints because it is given by God, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Everybody needs peace…Not the mere calmness that comes with everything going your way, not the passivity of an overmedicated society, but the peace that comes from Gods love and expression of love in the plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ.
Peace that comes from knowing you are forgiven and able to forgive.
Peace that comes from that lack of shame and condemnation in life.
Peace that comes in knowing that the battels we face when we have a relationship with Christ belong to God, and He will fight them for us, if we just trust him.
The peace that comes when you know God your generous Father is protecting you, providing for you, preparing you, and positioning you for great things in life.
EVERYBODY NEEDS JESUS…
John 14:6 says I am the way, the truth the life, no man comes to the father accept through me