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  • The Paradox Of Grace

    Contributed by Robert Houston, Sr. on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 87 ratings

    An examination of the Church at Macedonia.

    Sermon by Pastor Robert Earl Houston, Sr., Assistant Pastor Westwood Baptist Church, University Center Nashville, Tennessee - 2 Corinthians 8:1-2: ”Moreover, brethren, we make know to you the grace of God bestowed upon the churches of Macedonia: more

  • Faithfulness Illustrated. Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 22, 2019

    Paul commends the liberal contributions of the Macedonian churches for the relief of the brethren in Judea.

    October 5, 2014 Tom Lowe The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians Lesson III.A: Faithfulness Illustrated. (8:1–5) 2nd Corinthians 8:1-5 (NKJV) 1 Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: 2 that in a great trial of more

  • How To Overflow In Rich Generosity

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Feb 20, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    The way the churches in Macedonia responded to helping the Christians in Jerusalem is a guide for the living and giving of all Christians. Paul’s instruction to the Christians in Corinth can be our guide to “Overflowing in Rich Generosity.”

    How to Overflow in Rich Generosity -Discover the Grace of Giving- II Corinthians 8:1-7 I want you to turn to the person sitting next to you and say one word, “Stewardship.” Ask each other what the first word is that comes to your mind. A steward is a “guardian,” “manager,” “provider,” more

  • An Example Of Grace-Oriented Giving Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 14, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    In our series on guidelines for grace-oriented giving, we shall notice in this sermon an example of grace-oriented giving.

    Scripture For the next few weeks I plan to take a break from my sermon series in Romans. I want to preach a four-week series of sermons titled “Guidelines for Grace-Oriented Giving” from 2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15. There are several reasons for talking about giving. First, I want to refresh our more

  • Abundance Of Joy Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 7, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    The example of giving in 2 Corinthians 8:1-5 teaches us that giving is an evidence of God's grace in our lives.

    Scripture Last week I began a new series of messages that I am calling, “Lay Up Treasures in Heaven.” Jesus once said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither more

  • Choose Your Model (Church) Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Feb 19, 2004
    based on 32 ratings

    How do you measure the greatness of a church? Adapted from a sermon by John Maxwell.

    Stewardship is a Choice Series II Cor. 8:1-5; 9: 6-15 January 11, 2004 * Chester’s First Baptist Church, Chester, Illinois (A message adapted from Dr. John C. Maxwell) Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction: The card reads "Stewardship is a Choice: God has given me special gifts and resources more

  • True Giving

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jan 20, 2009
    based on 21 ratings

    5 reason we give. From the poorest church to the biggest heart.

    True Giving Text: II Corinthians 8:1-9 Show 3 min. video on giving. Find yours on "Sermon" NLT1 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 2 They are being tested by many troubles, and they more

  • 5 Characteristics Of A Generous Church Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Sep 15, 2014

    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.

    I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW “5 Characteristics of a Generous Church” 2nd Corinthians 8:1-7 The first job I had I got when I was about 12 or 13 years of age. In the town where I grew up we had a local mission and the helped families in the area with a variety of needs. They gave away food more

  • 5 Characteristics Of A Generous Church Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Oct 29, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Now this brings out a basic principle in giving and here it is. People will give to the things that they love.

    I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW “5 Characteristics of a Generous Church” 2nd Corinthians 8:1-7 The first job I had I got when I was about 12 or 13 years of age. In the town where I grew up we had a local mission and the helped families in the area with a variety of needs. They gave away food more

  • The Language Of The Cross As It Peratains To Giving

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Apr 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    This is a message that parallels our service and giving to the greatest Gift when Jesus died on the cross...

    THE LANGUAGE OF THE CROSS AS IT PERTAINS TO GIVING TEXT: Galatians 6:14 W. Max Alderman But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. INTRODUCTION: When I think more

  • The Joy Of Giving Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Mar 22, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    When God builds a Church, it is marked by joyful giving

    INTRODUCTION  START WITH VIDEO SLIDE  SLIDE #1  Comedian Flip Wilson told a story about a preacher and his church. A preacher was trying to get his people to be more enthusiastic about their church. The preacher said in his sermon: "If this church is going to get more

  • Bringing Our Tithes To The Lord

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Sep 17, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    This is a sermon on giving, tithing, and stewardship. Although tithing is not commanded in the New Testament, Jesus does acknowledge the validity of tithing.

    BRINGING OUR TIHTES TO THE LORD --Luke 11:42-44 and II Corinthians 8:1-7 I believe in tithing and have been practicing it since my very first job. My parents set the example and taught me to tithe when I had my first job, which, as I recall, was while I was still in junior high. I began more

  • How Can I Know God’s Will For My Life?

    Contributed by Nick Penders on Sep 17, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Many people doesn't know how to discern God's will. With this explanation I hope we can learn and find God's will in our life and be determined to do the will of God

    How Can I Know God’s Will For My Life? God has purpose for our life. We can see in Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Because we are Christians God has a purpose for more

  • The Grace Of Giving

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Aug 13, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Giving to God is so much more than just writing a check or giving our tithe, here Paul speaks to the very spirit of giving that each believer must exude in their walk with Christ...

    Additional Verses 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Date Written: August 10, 2006 Date Preached: August 13, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (AM Service) Series Title: The Grace of God Sermon Title: The Grace of Giving Sermon Text: 2 Cor 8:1-7; 9:6-8 Introduction: The Grace of Giving In Scripture more

  • Joy Plus Poverty Equals Wealth

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 7, 2009

    World Hunger Sunday, 1989: We will find joy in giving if we make our giving a priority, if it is done proportionately and sacrificially, and if we see it as a privilege.

    The notion is going around in some circles that poor people are happy people. Have you heard that? It’s a kind of romantic idea, that poor people are happy people, that when you have nothing you at least have each other, you at least depend on God … you know all the usual things that are said. more