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Grace Giving

 

  • Principles for Grace Giving From 2 Corinthians 8 and 9
    • Grace giving by believers expresses God’s grace to believers (2 Corinthians 8:1).
    • Abundant joy and deep poverty generated generous grace giving (2 Corinthians 8:2).
    • Graciously give according to, and at times even beyond what you think you can give (2 Corinthians 8:3).
    • Genuine grace giving must be voluntary, done from one’s own free will (2 Corinthians 8:3).
    • To be able to graciously give is a gracious favor from God (2 Corinthians 8:4).
    • To be able to participate in the financial support of other believers is a privilege (2 Corinthians 8:4).
    • God’s order for grace giving is: First, give yourself to the Lord, then give yourself to the spiritual leaders, and finally give money to the church (2 Corinthians 8:5).
    • When you commit yourself to graciously give for the financial support of a person or a group, fulfill your commitment (2 Corinthians 8:6).
    • Grace giving is a normal and desirable activity for every believer (2 Corinthians 8:6, 7, 10).
    • Grace giving is a grace work because it is done willingly and without desire for personal gain or repayment (2 Corinthians 8:7).
    • Grace giving demonstrates divine love (2 Corinthians 8:8).
    • Christ demonstrated grace giving (2 Corinthians 8:9).
    • Follow through and complete the giving you begin, but based upon your ability (2 Corinthians 8:11).
    • There must be a willingness or a readiness to give (2 Corinthians 8:12).
    • Grace giving is based on what you have or your ability to give (2 Corinthians 8:12).
    • Grace giving is a way to support another part of the church that lacks material needs (2 Corinthians 8:13-14).
    • Grace giving is a ministry to other believers (2 Corinthians 9:1).
    • The sow-reap principle applies to grace giving (2 Corinthians 9:6).
    • Grace giving is a normal and desired activity of believers (2 Corinthians 9:6).
    • Deliberately choose for yourself what and how you shall give (2 Corinthians 9:7).
    • Do not give from or motivated by spiritual pain (reluctantly) (2 Corinthians 9:7).
    • Do not give, or be motivated to give by thinking that you have to (compulsion) (2 Corinthians 9:7).
    • Give because you are genuinely cheerful about giving (2 Corinthians 9:7).
    • God will provide the material support for those who graciously give to others (2 Corinthians 9:8).
    • God will multiply the means and results of grace giving (2 Corinthians 9:10).
    • Grace giving brings gain to the giver (2 Corinthians 9:11).
    • Giving supports other believers (2 Corinthians 9:12).
    • Grace giving honors God because others thank Him for the gifts (2 Corinthians 9:12).
    • Grace giving is a good witness (2 Corinthians 9:13).
    • Grace giving motivates the recipient to pray for the giver (2 Corinthians 9:14).
  • Procedure for Grace Giving From 1 Corinthians 16:1-4
    • Planned
    • ​Regular
    • Orderly
    • ​As God has prospered you
    • ​Honestly administered