The Church is Called to be...Generous
October 19, 2014 Preacher: Series: The Church is Called to Be...
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1–8:15
Key Truth: The Church is called to be generous as a worshipful reflection of God’s generosity in Christ and a reflection of genuine love for others.
Q: How does someone being generous to you affect what you think about them?
Text: God is Generous:
2 Corinthians 8:1-15
8:1-5: The Macedonian Example of Generosity
Q: How do you respond to opportunities to give? How does this reflect the grace of God that has been so generously given to you?
8:6-11: The Corinthian Challenge to be Generous:
Q: What does your level of generosity reflect about the quality of your Christian life and your love for others?
8:12-15: The Manna Economy:
Q: If you suddenly inherited a fortune from someone who loved you, who would you tell? How much more should we display God’s glory if He is our inheritance in Christ?
Generosity should be:
- an act of worship as a result of God's generosity in Christ
- a means of deeper and more substantive fellowship
- a clear and tangible evidence of our love for our neighbor
- prioritized so that we can arrange our abundance to meet the needs of others