Presentation on theme: "That’s G: Debtor of Grace 2 Corinthians 8.1-4. You will never be able to change unless you shift your thinking from what you’ll lose to what you’ll gain."— Presentation transcript:
2 Corinthians 8.1-4 1 We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, 2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.
2 Corinthians 8.1-4 3 For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, 4 begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints—
Take-aways… 1.Generosity is a visible sign of an invisible grace. (8.1) 2.Generosity is not dependent on wealth. (8.2) 3.Generosity is based on choice not ability. (8.3) 4.Generosity expresses itself out of a debt of grace. (8.4)
Zacchaeus… 1.God’s salvation does not come in response to a changed life, but a changed life comes in response of salvation.
Zacchaeus… 2.If Zacchaeus thought there was a price to salvation, he would have asked, “How much must I give?” 1.Rather, his attitude was, “How much can I give?” 3.He recognized that he was financially rich but spiritually bankrupt.
Zacchaeus… 4.He understood that Jesus tithed his life and blood to save us 1.Therefore, he understood that he was a “debtor to grace” rather than a “debtor to the law”