This Week’s Adventure:
Being a Cheerful giver!

This week, let’s talk about why the Bible says God loves a cheerful giver, and why we should be givers in the first place!

But first, let’s tell God how much we love Him and how thankful we are for what He does for us!

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John: Hey, everybody! Welcome to the Adventure Camp Podcast! I’m John and today, I’m joined by:

Landon: Landon!

John: AND:

Chef: Ciao! I’m Chef Paisano! I’m so happy to be giving my time to God, teaching bambinos about Him and The Bible! In fact, I just really like to give! 

John: Well that’s a great thing, Chef!

Chef: Hey, Christmas and birthday parties are my favorite!

Landon: Wow! You sure are a happy giver!

Chef: Well, of course! The Bible says God LOVES a cheerful giver!

John: That’s right! It says that in 2 Corinthians 9:7!

Landon: I’ve actually got a question about that. I mean. I know that we’re supposed to be cheerful givers, but why? And why do you see people give in offerings at church?

John: Hm. That’s a great question, Landon. Chef? 

Chef: You, see Landon. Not only does it make other’s feel good when we give, it makes God feel good too! And not only that, but it makes God feel good when we give to Him! And giving in an offering at church is a way we can give to God!

Landon: Huh, well I guess that makes sense. So if it makes me feel good when someone gives to me, it should make God feel good to give to Him.

John: Exactly! 

Landon: Not to sound stingy or anything, but what if you give everything away? Then what do you do?

Chef: Ah, you see, it’s also good to be a cheerful giver if you want cheerfulness back!

Landon: What do you mean by that??

Chef: Well, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (MSG) puts it this way: “A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop.”

Landon: So stingy means you don’t like to give anything, but what does lavish mean??

Chef: Lots and lots and lots and lots!

Landon: Woah.

Chef: So giving is like sowing a seed! Say, you plant lots of tomato seeds! Whatcha gonna get??

Landon: Well, lot’s of tomatoes!

Chef: Exactly! So, The Bible says that being a giver is just like that! It’s the giver’s blessing!

John: And The Bible also talks about this blessing in Luke 6:38. It says “give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

Landon: Um. What’s a bosom?

Chef: A bosom is like an apron! God is a blessing you so much, you gotta hold it out and catch it!

Landon: Oh! So being a cheerful giver, isn’t losing anything. Instead, It’s blessing everybody!

John: Exactly, Landon!

Chef: And remember, it’s not the amount you give. It’s what you feel inside that God wants you to give!

John: That’s right, Chef! You know, one day, Jesus was teaching to a crowd of people and they had an offering, just like a church service we have today! And even though there were people who gave a lot of money, there was a woman who had lost her husband, that gave two mites. It was all she had. 

Landon: OH I get it, she said she MIGHT give it.

I dunno what a mite is.

Chef: It uh, was the money they had at that time. 

John: Right. And Jesus said she had given more than all of the people that gave big amounts of money!

Landon: Huh?

John: It’s because it was all that lady had. You see, the other people still had more money left over, but she didn’t. It was what she felt like she needed to give. So it was a significant thing she felt led to give! So no matter what it is, or the amount, it’s what you feel led by God to give that matters!

Landon: Ooh! I see!

Chef: Yep! And it doesn’t have to be money. You can give anything! Like, maybe instead of watching our favorite TV show, we could sow our time, spending it talking to Jesus! The show will be there later!

Landon: Oh I see what you’re saying! So there’s all kinds of ways I can give! I could even give my time to my friends and family! 

John: That’s right, Landon! Well, thanks for helping us out today, Chef Paisano! 

Chef: Hey, anytime! Well, I’m gonna get back to my restaurant! arrivederci!

John: See you next time.

Landon: So if I plant lots of pepperonis, do I get lots of pizza back?

Officer Billy Bob Joe: Landon, that-that’s not how that works.

Landon: When did you get here?

 

 

 

 

 

Scripture quotations marked MSG are taken from The Message, copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used by permission of NavPress. All rights reserved. Represented by Tyndale House Publishers.

 

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SALVATION PRAYER!
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If you’ve never asked Jesus to be in your heart and you want to, all you have to do is ask! Just say “Lord Jesus, I ask you to come into my heart and be my Lord and Personal Savior. I believe that you came to the earth, died on the cross, and arose again after three days. I ask you to forgive me of my sin and make me new. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

And if you prayed that prayer, you’re now a part of God’s family! Isn’t that awesome!?

Be a Cheerful Giver Coloring Page!

 

MORE ACTIVITIES!

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Board game!

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C.I. Puppet Friends Coloring Page!

Landon, Officer Billy Bob Joe, and Josie coloring Page!

Spot the difference pages!

(Two Activity Pages included)

Peter and John on a boat coloring page

(Landon & Officer Billy Bob Joe) Coloring Page