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Grace, Giving, and Glory

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Date: October 14, 2018

Speaker: Jay O'Brien

Series: Legacy

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6–9:15

How God's grace empowers generosity:

 

  • We are liberated from greed

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

 

  • We delight in the physical and spiritual flourishing of others

 

“Christians busy themselves on earth, but their citizenship is in heaven. They live in their own native lands, but they live as aliens. For every foreign country is to them as their native land, and every native land is as their foreign country. They marry and have children, but they do not kill unwanted babies. They share their table with everyone, but they don’t share their bed with everyone. They love everyone but are persecuted by all. They are poor and make many rich. They are short of everything and yet have plenty of everything. They are treated outrageously but behave respectfully. They are mocked and blessed in return. When they do good they are attacked. When they are attacked they rejoice as if being given new life.” - Epistle of Diognetus

 

  • We see ourselves as stewards of God's gifts