Grace Avenue UMC

Bright Ideas
September 23 – October 22, 2017

When the light bulb goes on and inspiration occurs a new possibility is born. We are no longer trapped by what we don’t have. Instead we are energized by the amazing potential of God’s abundance. This is the genius of generosity. When we practice generosity, the world is a much brighter place.

Scripture Readings

Sept. 23/24: Matthew 6:19-24
Bright Ideas: Discover

Sept. 30/Oct. 1: Matthew 25:14-30
Bright Ideas: Risk

Oct. 7/8: II Corinthians 9:7-11
Bright Ideas: Hope

Oct. 14/15: Luke 21:1-4
Bright Ideas: Sacrifice

Oct. 21/22: Matthew 25:31-40
Bright Ideas: Commit

Suggested Resources & Reading

The Genius of Generosity
by Chip Ingram

More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle
of Excessive Generosity

by Jeff Shinabarger

The Giving Heart:
Unlocking the Transformative Power of Generosity in Your Life

by M.J. Ryan

The Generosity Ladder:
Your Next Step to Financial Peace

by Nelson Searcy & Jennifer Dykes Henson

Oh, the Places You’ll Go
by Dr. Seuss