Freely Recieve, Freely Give
2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (NLT) God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous.
“God’s part is providing our part is planting.”
- Energy- (Talents & Abilities )
The Macedonian church, Poor Rich people.
2 Corinthians 8:1-3, 7-9 (NLT) 1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. 3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will…
7 Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. 8 I am not commanding you to do this. But I am testing how genuine your love is by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches. 9 You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.
We want to be generous….
- Because we want to be like God.
- Because we are royalty.
- Because we are extremely grateful
“In the Kingdom wealth is measure by generosity and poverty by greed.”
Excelling in the grace of giving.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (NLT) Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous.
- “You must Decide”“
- “Not Reluctantly”
- “Nor Under Pressure”
2 Corinthians 9:11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous.
1 Corinthians 16:2 (NLT) On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned.
Jesus on tithing: (Luke 11:42, Luke 20:20)
2 Corinthians 8:3 (NLT) They gave not only what they could afford, but far more.
“In generosity sacrifices are more pleasurable than painful!”
In Sacrifice God changes us.
ill The Ring Note.
Developing a Generous Spirit.
- Give Thanks
- Give Something
- Give Sacrificially
- Give Consistently
- Give Now (From this day forward.)