Generosity: An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 8-9

Generosity: An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 8-9

We’re going verse by verse through 2 Corinthians 8-9 to learn how to live generous lives in response to God’s gift to us.

Gospel Generosity

February 28, 2016 | 2 Corinthians 9:8-15 | gospel, generosity

When was the last time you were generous? Most of us have a hard time with being generous. Whether it’s an attitude that says, “I earned it, so it’s mine.” Or a fear that worries, “I’m afraid I won’t have enough for me.” We struggle with generosity. What’s the greatest gift you’ve ever received? For the believer, the answer is the same: Christ. He is the gift of God that expresses God’s surpassing grace towards us. There is no greater gift. This is the gospel: Because of the surpassing generous grace of God, we are offered salvation in Christ!

Ready Generosity

February 21, 2016 | 2 Corinthians 9:1-7 | generosity

In the apostle Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth, he told them that Christ’s readiness to always be generous should be displayed in them as well. As believers, we can display this same disposition of the ready generosity of Christ in our lives.

Genuine Generosity

February 14, 2016 | 2 Corinthians 8:8-24 | generosity

The apostle Paul told the believers at Corinth that the proof that they had received the love of Christ would be shown in the quality of their generosity. We can show the proof of Christ’s love in our lives by the quality of our generosity. The text gives three proofs for genuine generosity.

Grace-filled Generosity

February 7, 2016 | 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 | generosity

Do you want to break out of the meaningless cycle of materialism? Or do you feel like you have nothing to be generous with? As we look at how the grace of God caused a chain reaction in the churches of Macedonia that overflowed into a wealth of generosity, we can respond to God’s grace by offering our whole lives back to him.