Cheerful Givers

I’m still “tweaking” my outline from today’s sermon, but the verse itself — 2 Corinthians 9:7 — needs no improvement.  Arguably the best verse in the Bible on the subject of giving, it says:   Each person should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

  1. We Should Give IndividuallyEach person should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
  2. We Should Give Faithfully:  Each person should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
  3. We Should Give Thoughtfully:  Each person should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
  4. We Should Give FreelyEach person should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
  5. We Should Give CheerfullyEach person should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 

Conclusion:  That means the Lord gets excited about us when we get excited about giving.  And He seals the deal with a fantastic promise in the next verse:  And God is able to make all grace about to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will about in every good work.

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