generous /’je – nɘ – rɘs / adjective:
(of a person) showing a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected.
What does the Christmas story tell us about God? Maybe you think of His love, his provision or his kindness. But what about His generosity? In his Gospel account, John gives us a picture of the new order of grace we have under Jesus Christ: “For we have all received from his fullness one gracious gift after another” (John 1:16). In another translation, John says that we have received “grace upon grace.” Today, through Jesus, we experience the abundance of God’s generosity through grace that is poured out like a river. Before we can even comprehend the good gift of His grace today, He will pile on more grace and mercy tomorrow.
As a church with 100 years of ministry, we have already felt and seen God’s generosity through the leaders He set in place to pave the way for us to be where we are now.
But how do we see this wonderful ministry of grace through the Christmas story? God’s generosity, His abundance, bounty and provision, is seen through the way He gives his Son to the world. It is seen through the way God gives Mary a companion, Joseph a dream and the wise men a desire to bless the newborn King.
Above that, it is a generosity that causes us to be generous in return. Out of his fullness, we receive one gracious gift after another, and are moved to extend that kindness to others.
See below for All Things Christmas!
“Generous God” Sunday Series
Sun., Dec. 3, 10, 17 | 9 + 11 AM
Sun., Dec. 31 | 10 AM
@ Life Family Church
David DeMarco Christmas Concert
Mon., Dec. 4 | 9:45 AM
@ The YMCA Commons
Candlelight Christmas Services
In Center Township:
Fri., Dec. 22 | 7 PM
@ The Beaver Valley Mall
Childcare for 18mo-Kindergarten (Sign up)
In New Brighton:
Sun., Dec. 24 | 9 + 11 AM
@ Life Family Church
W/ Nursery-Pre K Ministry
This December, we invite you to explore with us just how big God’s heart is.
Through the Christmas story, let’s go deeper into knowing our generous God, that He is ready to give more life, more peace, more comfort and more joy. And let’s prepare our hearts to reflect His generosity to the world.