Presentation on theme: "Getting To Give. 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap."— Presentation transcript:
Getting To Give
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. (7) Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (8) And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (9) As it is written, "He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever." (10) He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. (11) You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
Reverend Ike “If you want your pie in the sky in the sweet by and by, Reverend Ike is not your guy. But if you want your cake and eat it too, Reverend Ike’s the guy for you.” "It is the lack of money that is the root of all evil.” “The best thing you can do for the poor is not to be one of them."
Do We... Give to Get? Or Get to Give?
Corinthians: Hearts To Give We Tend To Focus On Their Failures: – Division – Immorality – Idolatry – Women vying for leadership – The Lord’s Supper failures – Jealousy – No resurrection of Jesus
Corinthians: Hearts To Give Many Saw Their Goodness – Paul – Timothy – Apollos – Aquila & Priscilla – Stephanus – Fortunatus – Achaias
Corinthians: Hearts To Give Paul Commended Them: – 2Co 7:3-4 I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together. I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.
Corinthians: Hearts To Give Paul Commended Them: – 2Co 7:6 -7 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more.
Corinthians: Hearts To Give Paul Commended Them: – 2Co 8:7 But as you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you--see that you excel in this act of grace also.
Corinthians: Hearts To Give Desired to give to needy Judean Christians, but something was stopping them. – What keeps us from being generous?
How To Be A Giver: 1. Give What You Can, 8:1-3. -Affliction? -Poverty? -Give what you can.
How To Be A Giver: 2. Consider Giv- ing A Favor, 8:4 -The Blessing Is In The Giving.
How To Be A Giver: 3. Give Ourselves 1 st To God, 8:5. -Time -Houses. -Finances
How To Be A Giver: 4. Excel In All Things, 8:7 -Speech -Faith -Grace -Generosity
How To Be A Giver: 5. Give What You Promised, 9:10-12 -But not what you don’t have!
How To Be A Giver: 6. Trust In The Lord To Supply Your Generosity, 9:6-11. -For Sowing. -For Righteousness -For Generosity