For some pastors, preparing your sermon isn’t a problem. You happen to pastor a larger congregation, and you have supporting staff who can assist you with administrative tasks, counseling, and tending to the life of your church.
For most church leaders, preparing your sermon can be difficult.
You pastor a smaller congregation, you lack the support of staff, and you’re running in a thousand directions.
What does this have to do with sermons about giving?
Talking about money is tough.
Talking about tithing in the Bible, giving, and generosity may cause your hands to shake violently when you reach for your glass of water:
To help you think through the different angles you can take or discover new illustrations, listening to (or watching or reading transcripts) sermons on giving and generosity can be a source of inspiration.
Recently, we gathered together several sermons by pastors from a variety of backgrounds on the generosity and giving.
The sermons below are listed in no particular order or preference.
As you’re able, listen to, watch, or read the transcripts of these sermons as a source of inspiration or for insights on how to talk about giving in your church.
#1. Learn How to Let God Meet Your Needs
Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life.
#2. Generosity is a Different World
Brian Houston, global senior pastor of Hillsong Church.
#3. Am I Generous?
Robert Morris, the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church.
#4. God’s Plan for Giving
In this sermon series, Dr. John MacArthur walks through the following topics:
The Christian and His Finances
God’s Plan for Giving
Concerning the Collection
Click here to listen to the sermons or read the sermon manuscripts.
#5. Toward the Tithe and Beyond
This sermon was preached by Dr. John Piper.
Dr. Piper is the founder of Desiring God and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.
To listen to this sermon or read the manuscript, click here.
#6. The Absurdity of Generosity
Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church and the founder of the Passion movement.
#7. Giving That Hurts
Click here to listen to or read the sermon manuscript of “Giving that Hurts.”
This sermon was preached by Dr. Derek Thomas, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and the senior minister at First Presbyterian Church.
#8. Generous Hearts and Hands
Matt Chandler, the pastor of The Village Church.
#9. Will Man Rob God?
Mark Driscoll, senior and founding pastor of Trinity Church.