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2 Corinthians 8 - NASB

1 Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, 2 that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. 3 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, 4 begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints, 5 and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God. 6 So we urged Titus that as he had previously made a beginning, so he would also complete in you this gracious work as well.

7 But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also. 8 I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. 10 I give my opinion in this matter, for this is to your advantage, who were the first to begin a year ago not only to do this, but also to desire to do it. 11 But now finish doing it also, so that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability. 12 For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. 13 For this is not for the ease of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality-- 14 at this present time your abundance being a supply for their need, so that their abundance also may become a supply for your need, that there may be equality; 15 as it is written, "HE WHO gathered MUCH DID NOT HAVE TOO MUCH, AND HE WHO gathered LITTLE HAD NO LACK."

16 But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus. 17 For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord. 18 We have sent along with him the brother whose fame in the things of the gospel has spread through all the churches; 19 and not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work, which is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our readiness, 20 taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift; 21 for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. 22 We have sent with them our brother, whom we have often tested and found diligent in many things, but now even more diligent because of his great confidence in you. 23 As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you; as for our brethren, they are messengers of the churches, a glory to Christ. 24 Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.

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Dean Rhine avatar
The Grace of Giving
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2016
Summary: Learning to love to give
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Views: 108
Bryan Beverly avatar
The Macedonian Mindset
Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Jul, 2016
Summary: This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.
David Nolte avatar
A Fitting Sacrifice
Shared by: David Nolte on Jul, 2016
Summary: the cost, quality and willlingness of our sacrifices makes them fitting or unacceptable
Denn Guptill avatar
The Length of Your Legacy
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Apr, 2016
Summary: We leave a legacy through our giving, but some of those legacies last longer than others.
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 184
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Apr, 2016
Summary: There certainly were vital reasons why Jesus left heaven -a beautiful place with no trials, troubles, sickness or cares and came into a world of woe. We suggest the following reasons -
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 236
Erik Estep avatar
The Joy of Giving
Shared by: Erik Estep on Mar, 2016
Summary: Sermon #3 of "Give" series. One of the great blessings that comes with giving is joy.
Series: Give
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 262
Paul Barreca avatar
Stewardship in my Life
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Feb, 2016
Summary: This sermon is about the importance of honoring God with our money, and the blessings that come when we put the Lord first in our finances.
Andy Moyle avatar
Excel in the grace of giving
Shared by: Andy Moyle on Feb, 2016
Summary: Excel in the grace of giving as an overflow of God's grace to you
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 263
David Henderson avatar
"The Path to Generosity"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: You do not need to be wealthy to be generous. You can give even when you are broke.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 401
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Oct, 2015
Summary: What church people should do as Christians.
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Sep, 2015
Summary: Of redemption of grace, which saved a suffering world and its people from death.
Monty Newton avatar
A Generous Spirit
Shared by: Monty Newton on Jun, 2015
Summary: A generous spirit acts graciously in love for others in response to their need and the example of Jesus.
Craig Condon avatar
How to Give to God
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jun, 2015
Summary: What we give to God and how we give it shows just how much we really love him, and it shows how grateful we are for the love and blessings we receive from him. We are accountable to God for how we use the gifts he has given us.
Chuck Sligh avatar
Why Give to God?
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Mar, 2015
Summary: Part 3 of a 3 part series on Stewardship
Series: Stewardship
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 667
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Feb, 2015
Summary: Here is the supreme argument for Christian giving. Grace giving flows out of the self-giving and self-impoverishing of the Son of God on man's behalf.
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,161
Archie Norman avatar
Let's Do What We Can't
Shared by: Archie Norman on Jan, 2015
Summary: let's do what we can't
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,871
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Patterns and Motivations for Giving
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2014
Summary: How can we not be generous when Christ gave His very Self? We give thanks to God for His indescribable gift.
Dave McFadden avatar
“The Possibility Of Christmas”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Dec, 2014
Summary: The fct of Christmas opens up all kinds of wonderful possibilities.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 324
Dave McFadden avatar
“The Purpose of Christmas”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Dec, 2014
Summary: Christmas is all about the grace of God.
Dave McFadden avatar
“The Person of Christmas”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Dec, 2014
Summary: Thoughts on Christmas from 2 Corinthians 8:9.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,470
Dave McFadden avatar
“The Purpose of Christmas”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Dec, 2014
Summary: Thoughts on Christmas from 2 Corinthians 8:9.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,405
Rick Stacy avatar
Shared by: Rick Stacy on Dec, 2014
Summary: That’s the world view of the good life… but it is as empty and unsatisfying as that huge chocolate bunny you get your kids at Easter. I mean it looks fabulous… but it’s hollow and it tastes like flavored wax.
Series: Satisfied
Davon Huss avatar
Hilarious Generosity
Shared by: Davon Huss on Dec, 2014
Summary: What should God's generosity cause us to do? (Material Adapted from Ben Patterson's book, He Has Made Me Glad, chapter 10 Hilarious Generosity)
David Henderson avatar
5 Characteristics of a Generous Church
Shared by: David Henderson on Oct, 2014
Summary: Now this brings out a basic principle in giving and here it is. People will give to the things that they love.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,708
David Henderson avatar
5 Characteristics of a Generous Church
Shared by: David Henderson on Sep, 2014
Summary: Now I want to admit something to you. As a young boy I will admit to you that the first time I tithed I wasn’t sure if I like it or not. Partly I suppose because no one asked me if I wanted to or not. He just chose to give my money away for me. Sort of like the government does.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 696
John Dobbs avatar
The Grace of Giving
Shared by: John Dobbs on Sep, 2014
Summary: Paul's enthusiasm for giving is only matched by the Macedonians...who had the right spirit toward giving.
Stephen E. Trail avatar
The Full Measure of Sacrifice
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on May, 2014
Summary: A sermon that describes the meaning and measure of sacrifice.
Michael Stark avatar
Distributing Our Gifts
Shared by: Michael Stark on May, 2014
Summary: Paul provides guidelines for administering the gifts entrusted to the congregation.
Series: Stewardship
Pastor Dre avatar
What are the benefits of giving?
Shared by: Pastor Dre on Apr, 2014
Summary: Here is a sermon that shows you and I the benefits of giving in the Kingdom of God.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:7
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 2,464
Michael Stark avatar
Giving That Pleases God
Shared by: Michael Stark on Apr, 2014
Summary: We Christians want to please God in all things. Even in the act of giving, we want to please Him. The Apostle to the Gentiles provides instruction designed to ensure that we please Him in this act of worship.
Series: Stewardship
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 994