Sermon Notes 2024 01 14 AM

January 14, 2024 AM
Paul Gotthardt
(#2 in series)

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Forward: Forward in Stewardship of Treasure

 

2 Corinthians 8:1-5

 

Three statements on understanding finances from a biblical perspective:

 

1) God owns everything.

 

2) God blesses us with work, resources, and the ability to make money.

 

3) We are stewards of what God has entrusted to us.

 

Big Truth: Generosity is a voluntary expression of __ that transcends wealth and circumstances. You don’t have to be __ to be generous. You have to be __ to be generous.

 

Biblical generosity is...

  • __
    “according to their ability…they gave” (v. 3)
  • __
    “and beyond their ability, they gave” (v. 3)
  • __
    “they gave of their own accord” (v. 3)
  • __
    “begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints” (v. 4)