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1 The Macedonian Churches 1 Cor. 16:1-2 1 Cor. 16:1-2 ~ N.T. pattern for giving 2 Cor. 8:1-7 2 Cor. 8:1-7 ~ Example of churches Excellent giving

2 Who were the churches of Macedonia ?  Philippi  Acts 16:11-40  Lydia and household  Philippian Jailor Philippians 1:3-5 Helped 4:104:14-18

3 Who were the churches of Macedonia ?  Thessalonica  Acts 17:1-10  Many converted  Persecution arose 1&2 Thessalonians 1Thes.2:14 trouble 1Thes.4:9-10 brotherly love

4 Click to add title Click to add textClick to add text Israel Macedonian Churches Bible Lands Blank Map INDEX PhilippiThessalonica Macedonia

5 1. Sacrificially 2 Cor.8:2-3 “How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;” 2 Cor.8:2-3

6 1. Sacrificially “Great affliction” In poverty themselves “Beyond their ability Gave even when poor

7 2. Joyfully 2 Cor.8:2 “How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.” 2 Cor.8:2

8 2. Joyfully Discovered the Joy of Giving Teaching of... Acts 20:35 James 1:2-4 2 Cor.9:7

9 3. Voluntarily 2 Cor.8:3 “For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;” 2 Cor.8:3

10 3. Voluntarily Freely willing 2 Cor. 8:8 2 Cor. 8:12 Predisposition “readiness of mind” ASV

11 4. Persistently 2 Cor.8:4 “Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.” 2 Cor.8:4

12 4. Persistently Begged to give Give to saints of Judea Would not take “no” for an answer

13 5. Themselves 2 Cor. 8:5 “And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.” 2 Cor. 8:5

14 5. Themselves First gave themselves We belong to Him He gave Himself for us John 13: John 4:20-21

15 Macedonian Churches An example to motivate us... They gave.... Sacrificially Joyfully Voluntarily Persistently Themselves Follow this Example in giving

16 The Macedonian Churches By Arthur PigmanBy Arthur Pigman Evans Church of ChristEvans Church of Christ Evans, GeorgiaEvans, Georgia Sunday Evening – 20 March 2005Sunday Evening – 20 March 2005


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