The following introduction to WaterStone's Chief Generosity Officer, Will Stevens', article was taken out of Preaching Today's May 8, 2017 email newsletter.
I was just talking with our preaching team about another possible generosity sermon series. I was making my case for NOT doing a hard-hitting "money series." I'm giving-sermoned out. But then I read this article by Will Stevens—" Preaching on Giving from the Old Testament"—and I actually got excited about a few sermon series ideas.
Here's the gist of Will's article: "It should be the goal of every pastor to inspire their church today to live as and be known as a community of giving. Preaching the stories of giving from Old Testament narrative texts is one way to begin that mission."