Message: “Growing in the Grace of giving” from Tom Leonard

Tom Leonard - October 20, 2013

Growing in the Grace of giving

Growing in the Grace of Giving II Corinthians 9:6-15 Main Point: The Lord desires us to grow in the grace of giving; that we would give generously and faithfully for the work of His ministry and for the needs of His people. II Corinthians 8:7 WHAT’S GIVING ALL ABOUT? 1. It is an act of worship to the Lord (verse 7) -We honor Him and declare He’s worthy of our ultimate devotion. Proverbs 3:9 -We declare our dependence on Him and recognize Him as our source. Deuteronomy 8:17-18 2. It is an issue of grace (verses 7-8) *We give willingly, not out of guilt or compulsion. The grace of giving is the power of the Lord to change our hearts so that we give, not because we have to, but because we want to! 3. It supplies the needs of the Body. (verse 12) II Corinthians 8:13-15 -We are to work not just for our own needs, but to have something to share with those in need. Eph. 4:28; Rom.12:13 -We support those called to the work of the ministry. I Corinthians 9:7-14

Scripture References: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Proverbs 3:9, Deuteronomy 8:17-18, Genesis 14:17-20, 2 Corinthians 8:13-15, 1 Corinthians 9:7-14

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