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September 22: Generous

Sunday, September 22: Generous

In 2 Corinthians 8:9, Paul writes “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.”

What do these words mean? How do they relate to generosity?

In Luke 19, we read a story about a chief tax collector named Zacchaeus. We don’t know much about Zacchaeus. We do know that he had a lot of money, and we know he wasn’t very popular. When Zacchaeus finds out that Jesus is coming to town, he does everything he can to catch a glimpse of him—he even climbs a tree to see over the crowds.

Surprising everyone in the town, when Jesus sees Zacchaeus in the tree, he declares his intent to share a meal with Zacchaeus the tax collector.

Really? That guy?! The sinner?

Yes, that guy.

Through his encounter with Jesus, Zacchaeus learns what it means to be truly rich. And we catch a glimpse of what Paul was talking about in 2 Corinthians 8:9. Join us this week as we find out what.

See you on Sunday!


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