Motivations for Giving 9 1Now concerning the ministry to the saints, it is unnecessary for me to write to you. 2For I know your eagerness, and I brag about you to the Macedonians:[E] “Achaia[F] has been prepared since last year,” and your zeal has stirred up most of them. 3But I sent the brothers so our boasting about you in the matter would not prove empty, and so you would be prepared just as I said. 4For if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we, not to mention you, would be embarrassed in that situation.[G] 5Therefore I considered it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance the generous gift you promised, so that it will be ready as a gift and not as an extortion. 6Remember this:[H] The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. 7Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work. 9As it is written:   He scattered; He gave to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.[I]   10Now the One who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11You will be enriched in every way for all generosity, which produces thanksgiving to God through us. 12For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God. 13They will glorify God for your obedience to the confession of[J] the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with others through the proof provided by this service. 14And they will have deep affection for[K] you in their prayers on your behalf because of the surpassing grace of God in you. 15Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.
Gary Boyd
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I fear that what little I do is not enough...holding classes in biblically-related study, my readings, volunteering at Urban Ministries may not get me to a closer relationship with God.
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I. Intro What do we get when we practice generosity? When we give of our time or means to someone in need, do we gain anything? II. Bea... Read More
I. Intro What do we get when we practice generosity? When we give of our time or means to someone in need, do we gain anything? II. Beauty & Value of Generosity 1. Act of worship and service A. Israelites The Lord told Moses to tell the people to bring what was needed to build the Tabernacle (Exo 25:1-8). The Israelites were response for contributing the building of this mobile house of worship. The Israelites actually gave too much (Exo 36:1-7)! What a beautiful "problem" to have! They showed their love for their God in their generosity. B. New Testament Christians In the New Testament, there was a famine in Jerusalem. The Christians there were struggling with having enough to eat. In Paul's letter to the Corinthians he praises the Philippians (to whom which he also wrote a letter) with their willingness to give of their means to help those in Jerusalem (2 Cor 8:1-5). Paul explains why they did this. They had devoted themselves to God and because so they felt obligated to give to their brothers and sisters in need. Paul also mentioned this same event in his other letter. He wanted the Christians in Corinth to begin a collection so he could pick it up when he came (1 Cor 16:1-4). 2. Shows kindness to less fortunate Prov 22:9, 31:20; Deut 15:7-8 III. Motives Matter 1. Remember the widow (Mark 12:41-44) Jesus teaches his apostles a lesson with the widow giving the only two coins she had. Did the others do wrong? No, but no one gave as much as she did. The motive behind he generosity determines the real value of the action. She gave all she had. 2. Give from the heart (2 Cor 9:7) III. Motives that Diminish Value 1. To be praised publicity (Acts 7:1-11) If you do this, that is all the reward you're going to get is the public affection. Your generosity is no supposed to be about you. It is about God! Remember Ananias and Sapphira? 2. To gain influence (Matt 6:1-4) This happens in politics all the time. The sad thing is sometimes this game gets played in the church as well. 3. To exploit situations (Matt 6:1-4) If you don't get your way then you "take your money elsewhere" is not generosity. Give for God's glory. 4. To buy friends If you do this, you're putting to much faith in your riches. Secondly, you're not buying the best type of friends. Remember the parable of the prodigal son? When his money ran out, so did his friends. IV. Conclusion Remember give out of the abundance of your heart. Let your generosity be for God's glory, not your own. sermon by Cory Waddell Highland Heights church of Christ Lebanon, TN
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1) God gives generously not sparingly (v 6) 2) God gives cheerfully not reluctantly (v 7) 3) God gives perpetually not sporadically (v 8 ... Read More
1) God gives generously not sparingly (v 6) 2) God gives cheerfully not reluctantly (v 7) 3) God gives perpetually not sporadically (v 8 & 10) 4 benefits of giving the way God has given 1) An ability to give more (v 11) 2) Thanksgiving to God (v 11) 3) The joy in seeing God meet His people's needs (v 12) 4) Increase in affection and love of God's people (v 14)
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God has a plan for your life to do....Immeasurably more! Our potential to live a great big life comes from the power of our GREAT BIG GOD. ALL things, ALL times ALL you need!!..... Through Christ who gives you strength.
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1. What motivates us to give? Grace motivates our giving. Jesus came down and forgo all His riches so that we will be Eternally rich. 2.... Read More
1. What motivates us to give? Grace motivates our giving. Jesus came down and forgo all His riches so that we will be Eternally rich. 2. Faith in God brings about the act of giving. If you sow corn seeds, you reap corn. If you sow discord, you reap discord. It's nothing got to do with karma, this is how The Lord made it to be. Therefore if we sow God's blessings, we will reap God's blessings. You need to have the faith of a farmer - because they have faith in their harvest. So should we. I want to be like the farmer. I want to believe in the harvest. I want to believe in the God that would bring in the harvest. 3. Joy characterizes our giving
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8하나님이 능히 모든 은혜를 너희에게 넘치게 하시나니 이는 너희로 모든 일에 항상 모든 것이 넉넉하여 모든 착한 일을 넘치게 하게 하려 하심이라 2 Corinthians 9:8 | NKRV 하나님이 쓰시기 위해 헌금으로 훈련시키심 목포...... Read More
8하나님이 능히 모든 은혜를 너희에게 넘치게 하시나니 이는 너희로 모든 일에 항상 모든 것이 넉넉하여 모든 착한 일을 넘치게 하게 하려 하심이라 2 Corinthians 9:8 | NKRV 하나님이 쓰시기 위해 헌금으로 훈련시키심 목포... 요셉처럼 채색옷 아버지 사랑받다가 애굽에 종으로 팔려가게 된 것은 땅끝까지 사랑의교회가 달려갈 길을 앞서가도록 훈련하심 (한국대형교회 세습문제를 극복한 사랑의교회가 전임목사님 아들을 통해 공격받고 있다) 하나님이 땅끝으로 보낼 때 진짜 갈 마음이 있나. 교회 예배당에서 아멘하는 것과는 차원이 다르다. 마귀의 심리전에 밀리면 안된다. 창12:2~3 너로 인해 땅의 모든 족속이 복을 받게 된다 내가 너로 큰 민족을 이루고 네게 복을 주어 네 이름을 창대하게 하리니 너는 복이 될지라 3 너를 축복하는 자에게는 내가 복을 내리고 너를 저주하는 자에게는 내가 저주하리니 땅의 모든 족속이 너로 말미암아 복을 얻을 것이라 하신지라 Genesis 12:2-3 | NKRV 마28:19~20 19 그러므로 너희는 가서 모든 민족을 제자로 삼아 아버지와 아들과 성령의 이름으로 세례를 베풀고 20 내가 너희에게 분부한 모든 것을 가르쳐 지키게 하라 볼지어다 내가 세상 끝날까지 너희와 항상 함께 있으리라 하시니라 Matthew 28:19-20 | NKRV 행1:8 성령이 임하면 땅끝까지 일한다 경제는 나아지지 않더라고 주일헌금 인상하면 삶이 윤택해진다 하나님은 약속하시고 성취하시는 분 행복한 헌금: 신앙의 인격은 재물 앞에 세워나봐야 그 실체가 드러난다 21네 보물 있는 그 곳에는 네 마음도 있느니라 Matthew 6:21 | NKRV 말라기 3:7~8 하나님의 나의 주인이심을 고백하는 십일조가 되길... 거듭남. 주인이 바뀐다. 우리는 여전히 노예/종일 뿐이다. 그리스도의 순결한 신부요 하나님의 자녀인 동시에 세상에 가난하고 하나님께 부요한 거룩한 바보/노예Slave 10만군의 여호와가 이르노라 너희의 온전한 십일조를 창고에 들여 나의 집에 양식이 있게 하고 그것으로 나를 시험하여 내가 하늘 문을 열고 너희에게 복을 쌓을 곳이 없도록 붓지 아니하나 보라 Malachi 3:10 | 고후 9:8 연결 • 하나님이 십일조 사용하시는 방식:: 복을 쌓을 곳이 없어 넘치도록 부어주면 네 주변이 너로 인해 복을 받는다 하나님의 집에 양식이 있게 하고... 고아와 과부에게 생명의 양식 자식이 벌어다 주는 돈은 잘 못쓴다 정말 귀한 일에 사용한다 십일조는 교회에 내던 주머니에 있던 다 하나님의 것 내 영혼의 꼴을 먹는 내 교회에 내는 것 십일조는 율법이 아니다 모세 5경 이전부터 아브라함의 신앙전통이다. 주님 것을 내 것이라 고집하며 살아왔네 금은보화 자녀들까지 주님 것을 내 것이라 아버지여 철없는 종을 용서하여 주옵소서 맡긴 사명 맡긴 재물 주를 위해 쓰렵니다.
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12/1/13. Jake Richardson I. God's gift is indescribable. A. Above all others II. God's gift has purpose. A. Reason - Jesus Christ B. Not by the result of works C. Sin separates us from God. III. God's love is forever perfect A. Perfect love drives out fear. B. Show the perfect love to someone C. Doesn't change or wear out D. Gives us the gift of salvation
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