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:
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.
How do you identify an idol? 1.Love it? 2.Trust it? 3.Obey?
Significance ($$) + Security ($$) = Slave to $$
2 Corinthians 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 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”