The Kingdom Life: Possessions And Principles
1 Corinthians 16:2-3, 13-14
September 25, 2011
2 Corinthians 9:11, "while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God."
2 Corinthians 9:15, "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!"
One translation says, "You will be made rich in every way so you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God."
"Gratitude to God is a natural overflow of generosity. Gratitude explodes from our hearts when we are reminded of His generous gifts. They are incomparable and incomprehensible.
The gift of His salvation through Christ is indescribable. He gave when we did not deserve. He still gives, even though we are undeserving. His gift of liberty is freeing. His gift of health is healing. His gift of relationships is rich. His gift of peace is calming. His gift of wisdom is confidence. His gift of the Holy Spirit is comforting. His gift of finances is security. His gift of Himself is reassuring and humbling.
This is why your heart feels pregnant with thanksgiving. It will explode without the regular birthing of generosity to others. This expression of gratitude results in action.
The opportunities abound that invite your generous expression of gratitude."
Boyd Bailey, Infusion
Philippians 4:17, "Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account."
I. MINISTRY POSSESSIONS. 16:2-3
"as he may prosper" - speaks of giving proportionately; suggests that believers who have more should give more. "Prosper" - to have a good journey; literal translation is well and way or journey.
To have done well on your journey.
2 Corinthians 8:12-13, "For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have. For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burde ...
There are 10721 characters in the full content. This excerpt only shows a 2000 character sample of the full content.