Series: Greater Vision
April 14, 2019 | Dr. Wes George
Passage: 2 Corinthians 9:1-15
God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. . .14 while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.
The greater grace of generosity grows the follower of Christ spiritually.
2 Cor. 8:1-4, 7 Generosity is grace.
2 Cor. 9:14 “because of the grace of God in you.”
2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The greater grace of generosity activates spiritual laws in the kingdom of God. 6, 10
Jim Elliot, “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
The greater grace of generosity is fueled by the sufficiency of Christ. 8-11
The greater grace of generosity connects ministry the body of Christ.
1 . . .this ministry to the saints
12. . .the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints
13. . .Because the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience
The greater grace of generosity confirms your transformation in Christ. 7, 13-15
Connects confession of the gospel and contributions to the needy
13. . .Because the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all
Connects generosity and grace
15. . .yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you