Summary: Sunday Night Memory Verses. Giving verses in Sept
THE KIND OF GIVER GOD LOVES
9/27/09 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
A. PRINCIPLE Vs. 6
1. Spiritual Principle
a. Galatians 6:7-10 (KJV) 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
b. Can’t have worldly diet and expect to lose W. weight!
2. Practical Principle
a. Can’t Reap if You don’t sow
b. Can’t Reap Different than you Sow
c. Reap Later than You Sow
d. Reap More than You Sow
B. PRACTICE Vs. 7
1. Decision of the Mind
a. Willingness to Give
b. Determination of the need
2. Decision of the Heart
a. Henry Ford was once asked to donate money for the construction of a new medical facility. pledged $5K
next day – newspaper- headline - "Henry Ford contributes $50,000 to the local hospital."
Irate Ford on the phone immed. misunderstood.
The fund-raiser replied that they would print a retraction in the paper the following day to read, "Henry Ford reduces his donation by $45,000." Realizing the poor publicity that would result, the industrialist agreed to the $50,000 contribution.
3. Decision to Act “so let him give”
a. Don’t Just talk about it do it!
b. James 2:15-16 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be you warmed and filled; notwithstanding you give them not those things which are needful to the body; what does it profit?
4. Decision of Joy
a. No Griping – not grudgingly
1)moaning & groaning
b. No Gripping – or of necessity
1)like pulling eye teeth
2) demanded of
A teacher says to Billy, “If you have two dollars, and you ask your father for four dollars, how many dollars will you have.” Billy’s answer, “Two dollars.” The teacher said, “Billy, you don’t know your math.” responded “Yes Ma’am, but I know my Father
c. With Rejoicing
1) Never how much
2) Never with fanfare
3) Never without notice
C. PRODUCE Vs. 8
1. Abundance of Grace
2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
2. Abundance of Provision
Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase: 10 So shall your barns be filled with plenty, and your presses shall burst out with new wine.
3. Abundance of Opportunity
Proverbs 11:24-26 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty. 25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that waters shall be watered also himself. 26 He that withholds corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that sells it.
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