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The Church Is Radically Generous

The Church Is Radically Generous

Series: Giving
Speaker: Mike Laughrun

(1) We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, (2) for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. (3) For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, (4) begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints– (5) and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.
2 Corinthians 8:1-5

(7) But as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you–see that you excel in this act of grace 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 by his poverty might become rich. – 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9

Big Truth
The Church is radically generous.


We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, (2) for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.
2 Corinthians 8:1-2

Big Idea:
We give regardless of circumstances.

For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, (4) begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints–
2 Corinthians 8:3-4

Big Idea:
We give proportionally, sacrificially, and willingly.

For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, (4) begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints. – 2 Corinthians 8:3-4

Big Idea:
We give missionally.

(5) and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.
2 Corinthians 8:5

Big Idea:
We give worshipfully.

(6) The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. (7) Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (7) Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Big Idea:
We give consistently and joyfully.

Give2 Go

  • Send Disciples
  • Serve the Vulnerable
  • Train Leaders
  • Reach the Unreached
  • Plant Churches

(8) And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:7-8

(10) He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
2 Corinthians 9:10

Big Idea:
We give trusting God as our faithful provider.