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  • The Richest Person In The Church Series

    Contributed by Donald Mcculley on Mar 20, 2019
     | 22 views

    Be careful that you don’t equate material prosperity with true wealth. How does the Bible describe the richest person? Take a look at the Macedonian Christians.

    THE RICHEST PERSON IN CHURCH 11 CORINTHIANS 8:1-9 INTRODUCTION: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the richest of them all? Is it the one with the most money? Most toys? Biggest house? Finest car? Newest furs? Sparkling diamonds? Be careful that you don’t equate material prosperity with ...read more

  • The Grace Of Giving Series

    Contributed by Donald Mcculley on Mar 20, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 36 views

    Paul teaches us that giving in an act of grace. God’s grace motivates a heart to give.

    THE GRACE OF GIVING II CORINTHIANS 8:1-24 INTRODUCTION: When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing! Is your pocketbook converted? You can tell a lot about a person just by the way they handle their money. It is grace that births giving. How’s grace working in you? The Corinthian ...read more

  • Paul’s Vision For The Church Helping Each Other Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Mar 1, 2019
     | 287 views

    Paul gives instruction on how the church should help each other.

    TWO WAYS: The American way is everyone is on their own; Paul’s vision is that we are there for each other. - 2 Corinthians 8:10-15. - Galatians 6:2. - The American way emphasizes the rugged individual. You pull yourself up by your bootstraps and you mark a path of success for yourself. You are ...read more

  • In Giving, Where Is The ‘enough’ Line? Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 21, 2019
     | 282 views

    Paul doesn't just say, "Tithe and you're good." Rather, he encourages the Corinthians to "excel in the grace of giving." What does that mean exactly? And what does grace have to do with giving?

    IN GIVING, WHERE IS THE "ENOUGH" LINE? Many Christians would say, “Tithe and you’re good.” - There is a natural tendency in almost all of us to want to know where the line is. It might be so we don’t cross it. It might be so we can cross it. But we want to know where the line is. - ...read more

  • How Can God Do ‘exceeding Abundantly’ Great Answers Through Me?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 20, 2019
     | 276 views

    The Macedonians were used mightily by God through their offering. But what did they do before the offering that enabled such generosity?

    A PRAYER QUESTION: How can God do “exceeding abundantly” great answers through me? - [Put this passage in the outline] Ephesians 3:20 – that phrasing is from the KJV – “Now unto [H]im that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in ...read more

  • Why Would Someone Plead For A Chance To Give? Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 11, 2019
     | 251 views

    The Macedonians plead with Paul for a chance to share financially. What creates that kind of a heart?

    - Skit: Guy shows up who has traveled back in time. Offers second guy a chance to buy Apple stock the day before the company starts. Play up the time period and maybe some jokes off the company name. A MYSTERY: Why would someone plead for a chance to give? - 2 Corinthians 8:4. - Think of the ...read more

  • How Can I Have A Generous Heart When Money Is Tight? Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 6, 2019
     | 299 views

    Paul commends the Macedonians for being generous even in their poverty. What can we learn from them about giving well?

    CAN YOU BE BOTH? It’s telling that the Macedonians were poor and generous. - 2 Corinthians 8:1-2. - Verse 2 gives us a striking statement. Paul shares with us that the Macedonians were extremely poor and richly generous. Those aren’t two phrases that we normally put together. - If you’re here ...read more

  • "Giving The Macedonian Way” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jan 29, 2019
     | 518 views

    The example of the Macedonian church can inform and inspire us to give in the way God would have use give.

    We’re focusing on our need to recognize God as owner and how we’re to manage what He’s entrusted to us. In so doing, He’ll direct us to give a portion of what He has entrusted to us in such as way as to bring Him glory, provide for His household (His church) and expand His kingdom. Today, I want us ...read more

  • A Generous Church In A Stingy World Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 27, 2019
     | 492 views

    A Generous Church in a Stingy World – Week 4:- 2 Corinthians chapter 8 verses 1-9 – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info

    SERMON OUTLINE: Example #1: The Macedonians (vs 1-5) • They gave generously (vs 1-2): • They gave sacrificially (vs 3a): • They gave voluntarily (vs 3b-4): • They gave whole-heartedly (vs 5): Example #2: Jesus Christ (vs 9) • The Macedonians made a promise to give (vs 6) • The Macedonians ...read more

  • A Promise Made Series

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Dec 13, 2018
     | 560 views

    A faith promise prioritizes our faith, it is a sign of our trust and faith in God, and it decreases our faith in money and increases our faith in God. When we make our commitments, God doesn’t want us to do so out of guilt, compulsion, or fear from our love for Him, for His people, for His church.

    Anyone here remember … or have … a “Magic 8 Ball” when they were growing up? It looked like a giant, black number 8 pool ball only it was filled liquid and had a little window where the “8” would be. You could ask it the deep questions of life and it would give you the answer. Does Cindy like ...read more

  • Is It Wrong To Be Rich? Series

    Contributed by Dr. Jonathan L Vorce on Dec 11, 2018
     | 934 views

    The subject of wealth has been one of great controversy since the beginnings of the New Testament Church. We cannot serve God and Mammon. Does this mean that it's wrong to be wealthy? Let's examine this subject from the teachings of Jesus.

    Luke 20:20-26 INTRODUCTION: • The subject of wealth has been one of great controversy since the beginnings of the New Testament Church. We cannot serve God and Mammon. Does this mean that it's wrong to be wealthy? Let's examine this subject from the teachings of Jesus. • The Setting - ...read more

  • Giving That Counts Series

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Nov 27, 2018
     | 593 views

    From Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, we can discover and learn three qualities of a successful giver. Successful givers are generous. Successful givers have a positive attitude about giving. And successful givers are secure.

    It had been a hard winter in the Rockies. The snow piled deeper and deeper. The temperature dropped below zero and stayed there. The rivers froze. People were suffering. After a long, hard day, a rescue team in a helicopter saw a cabin nearly submerged in the snow as they were returning to ...read more

  • Adjusting To Transition Series

    Contributed by Dr. Jonathan L Vorce on Nov 24, 2018
     | 1,110 views

    There are two parables in these four verses that teach us a lot about transition.

    Luke 5:36-39 INTRODUCTION There are two parables in these four verses that teach us many things about transition. • Old & New Garments • Putting New Wine into Old Wineskins I. LIFE IS FULL OF TRANSITION A. We can’t live life without transitions 1. Physically our life changes… 2. Psychologically ...read more

  • 24. God Joins Humanity - The Incarnation Series

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Nov 4, 2018
     | 630 views

    Jesus trades His glory in heaven for a manger, a donkey and a cross

    [IN GOD’S IMAGE 24 – GOD JOINS HUMANITY, THE INCARNATION] This message is part of a series of 90 sermons based on the title, “In God’s Image – God’s Purpose for humanity.” This series of free sermons or the equivalent free book format is designed to take the reader through an amazing process ...read more

  • "X-Factor For Christians”

    Contributed by Bubot Parago on Oct 7, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 748 views

    There is an unknown to be known, an X-factor in all believers of our Lord Jesus! When I searched the google, they defined The X-factor as a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome.

    I am inspired to preach our text on 2 Corinthians 8:9 because of this verse also penned by Paul in Ephesians 3:8 “Although I am less than the least of all God’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ…” The unsearchable riches of Christ! What are ...read more