We live in a society that tends to measure fulfillment by what we attain, what we acquire, and what others think of us. We can be terribly self-focused. But the Christians in Corinth learned that a truly full life is one in which we have the satisfaction of knowing that at least in some little way we have made someone else a little richer.
Scriptures: Malachi 3:6-12; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Luke 12:13-21; Psalm 65
Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
My Next Steps
Point to Ponder: When we are generous, we actually fulfill one of the purposes for which God made us. When we give cheerfully, we reflect the heart and character of God himself who is the greatest giver!
Treasure to Share: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).
Action to Take: Where are you at in terms of joyful generosity with your time? Your talents? Your financial resources and treasures? What would happen if you prayed, “Lord, let my life today be your generous answer to someone else’s prayer”?
Reflect on the greatest gifts God has given you and pray about how God might be prompting you to give in response. Consider signing up to serve, helping buy a chair for our ministry center, or perhaps for you it’s taking the next step of giving an offering for the first time.