"THE GIVER THAT GOD LOVES"
2 Corinthians 9:6-9, 15
INTRODUCTION: A review of where we have been!
If a man had two sons and one was obedient and one was always disobedient
which one would be the easiest to love? (The one that was obedient)
*Our obedience to God's Word demands God's love for us!
1. THE GIVER THAT GOD LOVES PRACTICES GOD'S PROGRAM OF GIVING.(2 Cor. 9:6)
Exp: Paul is applauding the Macedonian churches for their great giving, but it is
God who gives the most!
*The program of God is sowing and reaping!
Ill: The world's philosophy to get money is to save it and invest it! God's Word says
to give it away!
App: Luke 6:38-God will bless you in proportion to what and how much you give!
Giving appropriates God's wealth-If you give little you will receive little!
2. THE GIVER THAT GOD LOVES GIVES WITH A HILARIOUS ATTITUDE.(2 Cor. 9:7)
Exp: Attitude-it is a feeling or disposition that one has towards someone!
The person's heart should determine the gift!
Hilarious is the literal word for cheerful!
Other words are merry, funny, arousing, merriment about your giving.
Ill: Problem in churches is a bad attitude toward giving-These people always gripe
about anyth ...
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