Generosity Week Podcasts

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In our podcast series, TV presenter Gemma Hunt uncovers stories of generosity in churches across the country. We hear about the fantastic initiatives many churches run to support their communities as well as the actions of generous individuals in those communities.

Each podcast is accompanied by a daily reflection and activity to help us reflect on God’s generosity and activate it in our daily lives. We recommend listening to an episode each day over Generosity Week, perhaps when going for a short walk or over a cup of tea during a break. 

Podcasts are available to listen to and download from all major podcast platforms including Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

Day One: Looking outwards to share God's love

 

A good person produces good from the good treasure of his heart…because the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart. 

Luke 6:45

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Day Two: Friendship and a foot up

 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

- John 10:10

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Day Three: Taking Generosity beyond the church walls

 

Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise

- Luke 10:36-37

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Day Four: A helping hand, not a handout

 

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 

- 1 Peter 4.10

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Day Five: Generosity that grows

 

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 

- 1 Peter 4:10

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Day Six: A generous youth for a generous world tomorrow

 

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.

- Luke 6:38

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Day Seven: Finding the individual in the crisis

 

I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.

- Matthew 25:36

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Day Eight: Helping yourself can help others

 

Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.

- Matthew 13:31-32

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Bonus Content: Sharing skills to be stronger together

 

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. 

- Hebrews 13:15,16

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Watch the Generosity Week online service

Led by St Gabriel's Church, Greystones with the sermon delivered by Bishop Guli from Chelmsford Cathedral.