August 13, 2017 Pastor: Jim Swaney Series: We Have This Treasure, a Journey Through 2 Corinthians
Topic: Generosity Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8–9
2 Corinthians—We Have This Treasure… August 12/13, 2017
2 Corinthians 8-9
Jesus said, “Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.”
Matthew 6:21 (NLT)
- 1/3 of Jesus’ parables and story deal with money and possessions
- 15% of 2 Corinthians deals with financial giving
7 “But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”
2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)
6 “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (NIV)
10 “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (NIV)
- Your spiritual growth & development includes financial giving.
- Give, because it advances the Kingdom of God!
- We give generously, because Christ gave us everything!
Next Week: Tearing Down Strongholds (2 Corinthians 10)