Resolved to Be Generous

February 4, 2018 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Resolved

Topic: Generosity Passage: 2 Corinthians 8:1– 9:15

Resolved to Be Generous
Christ Proclamation Church
2 Corinthians 8-9

Sermon Theme: As a result of God's grace and Christ's sacrificial payment for our sins on the cross, which secured the generous gift of our own salvation, we are called to excel in generosity for the good of the church and for the advancement of the gospel.

I. Examples of Being Generous
    A. Grounded in the Gospel – (2 Cor. 8:1-9)
    B. Partnership in the Gospel – (2 Cor. 8:4-5)
    C. Proof of Faith in the Gospel – (2 Cor. 8:6-15)

II. Principles for Being Generous
    A. Giving is Sacrificial – (2 Cor. 8:2-5)
    B. Giving is Joyful – (2 Cor. 8:2; 9:6-7)
    C. Giving is Managed Honorably – (2 Cor. 8:16-21)
    D. Giving is Usually to the Church – (2 Cor. 8:1,19)

III. Results of Being Generous
    A. The Good of the Saints – (2 Cor. 9:10-11a, 12a)
    B. The Glory of God – (2 Cor. 9:12b-15)

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