Jimmy Seibert, Pastor, on Sensing the Spirit through Spontaneous Generosity

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Episode 99
Jimmy Seibert Pastor Antioch Community Church Waco Texas Generosity Giving Finish Line Podcast
Jimmy Seibert Pastor Antioch Community Church Waco Texas Generosity Giving Finish Line Podcast

Jimmy Seibert, Pastor, on Sensing the Spirit through Spontaneous Generosity

The Finish Line Podcast

Episode 99

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What We’ll Cover

Jimmy Seibert is the founder and pastor of Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas. Jimmy didn’t grow up in a Christian home, but his decision to follow Jesus in a radical way over a summer during his college years started him on a path of extreme generosity as an outflow of his relationship with God. Jimmy’s passion for generosity has poured over into the church that he leads, which now has a thriving culture of generosity. His principles of living simply, working diligently, giving generously, and living for eternity have paved the way for a lifestyle of spontaneous and strategic generosity.  

He has many miraculous stories of Spirit-led giving as well as practical advice for givers of all kinds. He shares how surrendering to Jesus and embracing obedience and generosity transformed his life, even in the face of financial challenges, and opened the door for living out the Great Commission.  

Major Topics Include:

  • His story of coming to faith and radically following the teachings of Jesus
  • How God miraculously provided for him to go to the nations because of his obedience with his last dollar
  • Learning to hear and obey the promptings of the Lord
  • Spontaneous giving vs. strategic, long-term giving
  • Creating and inviting people into a culture of generosity
  • Incorporating generosity into a family culture
  • Plus, many powerful stories of Spirit-led generosity

Quotes to Remember

  • “When you deal with money and possessions, you deal with everything in your heart.”
  • “You asked me to show you that I’m real, and I have come.”
  • “The moving of God is just the normal outworking of a surrender to Jesus.”
  • “My commitment was that if anybody asks for anything, give it.”
  • “Until you feel, taste, and touch the power of the gospel in peoples’ lives, giving is too distant of an experience.”
  • “When we live obedient lives of sacrifice, whether that’s with our finances or going ourselves, it produces this incredible authority to see people find hope and help that they so desperately long for.”
  • “I don’t want to get identity out of what I do. I want to get identity from the Lord, and then I want to be fully obedient in whatever expression He’s given me and do that with all me heart.”
  • “I may not be as gifted as someone else, but I will do anything He says anytime, anywhere.”
  • “Learning to hear the voice of God is learning to trust the heart and person of God. It’s really about trust in the end.”
  • “From years of meditating on who the Holy Spirit is in my life, and God the Father and the centrality of the beauty of Jesus, I’ve learned to take risks with confidence.”
  • “The promptings of God are best learned through action.”
  • “You are already right with God through the blood of Jesus alone. You can’t earn anything in your standing with God by anything you do. You’re good with God by the grace of God.”
  • “We’re not looking to outdo our neighbor in our giving, we’re learning to build our relationship with God.”
  • “When we open up everything of our resources to God, intimacy with Him is His end goal, not provision.”
  • “It’s not a percentage, it’s a personal relationship with God.”
  • “If you preach a surrendered message and then you live it out, it creates a catalyst for others. If you give, they’ll give.”
  • “God will constantly challenge me when I have little to see if I’m still in the game.”
  • “Follow the money. If you give to something, get involved in what you give to.”
  • “You’ll only stay in a posture of generosity as long as it’s connected to people’s lives being transformed in a way that you can touch.”

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Bible References from the Show

Luke 6:35 | Give Freely  

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.  

Matthew 13:23 | Reaping a Harvest  

As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”  

Ephesians 2:10 | Created for Good Works  

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.  

John 16:7, 12-13 | The Spirit of Truth

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

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