The Grace of Giving Part 1

Message Date: July 9, 2017

Text: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
Theme: Principles of Giving, Part 1
Introduction: The Offering

In Praise of the Macedonian Churches (2 Cor. 8:1-5)
Their giving showed the grace of God (8:1)
They gave despite trials and poverty (8:2)
They gave joyfully (8:2)
They gave generously and sacrificially (8:2,3)
They considered sharing a privilege (8:4)
They viewed their responsibility to other believers as a priority (8:4)
They understood their indebtedness to the Lord (8:5)
In Challenge to the Corinthian Church (2 Cor. 8:6-15)
Giving is a grace in which we should excel (8:6,7)
Giving shows sincere love (8:8)
The giving of others should challenge us (8:8)
Jesus Christ is the ultimate example of giving (8:9)
Stirred emotions is not the same as giving (8:10-12)
Genuine willingness makes a gift acceptable (8:12)
The good of giving is equity (8:13-15)

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