Transformed Podcast: Episode #036 – How Generous Are You?

Date May 11, 2008

Pastor Jan Hettinga tells us that, “The early church “had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need” (Acts 2:44-45). “No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had….There were no needy persons among them” (Acts 4:32,34).

“This is supernatural behavior. It takes “much grace” for God to pry our fingers from their death grip on the material substance upon which we base our independent self-sufficiency. We can know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the kingdom is arriving in our hearts when our generosity flourishes as it did for the saints of old.”

In today’s episode, “How Generous Are You?” Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Transformation Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Palos Verdes, California welcomes Rev. Andy Samuels of the Miami 7th Day Baptist Church to sunny California to explain to us why we are so selfish and how we can become more generous.

Let’s listen in now as Pastor Andy reminds us of the world we live in and the world we are supposed to live out …

Today’s episode is hosted by Mike Powers, edited by Tabitha Grace Smith. Music for this episode was obtained from the Podsafe Music Network – “By Your Love” by Matthew Casteel, his website is matthewcastelle.com.

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