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Grace for Giving

COURSE: GRACE FOR GIVING
TEXT: 2 CORINTHIANS 8: 1-7 

INTRODUCTION

It’s God’s desire to see us grow in all areas of our lives. As we are making efforts to grow in knowledge, faith, utterance, and other important areas, we should endeavour to grow in the grace of giving as well.

  1. WHY WE SHOULD GIVE
  • To connect with Abraham’s covenant with God. Gal. 3:13-14, 29; Gen. 22
  • To honour God. Prov. 3:9; Malachi 1:6.
  • To expand God’s Kingdom. Zech. 1:17; Exo. 12:36; 36:4-7.
  • To be able to receive. Luke 6:38; Prov. 11:24-25.
  • To keep your heart in God’s house. Luke 12:34.
  1. WHAT WE SHOULD GIVE.
  • Your tithes. Lev. 27:30-32; Mal. 3:9-12.
  • Your offerings:
    • To the church
    • To outreach ministries and missions. Phil. 4:15-19
    • To men of God. Gal. 6:6
    • To the needy. Gal.6:10.
  1. HOW TO GIVE
  • In obedience to God. Is. 1:19
  • 2 Cor. 9:6
  • 2 Cor. 9:7
  • 2 Cor. 9:7
  • 2Cor. 8:1-5
  • Gal. 6:9
  1. HOW NOT TO GIVE
  • 2Cor. 9:6
  • 2Cor. 9:7
  • Mal.1:13-14
  • With strings attached. Jn. 12:24
  1. WHEN TO GIVE
  • I Cor. 16:1-2
  • Eccl. 11:1-6

Conclusion: “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.

Memory Verse: Luke 6:38

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