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Speaker: Pastor Keith Goullette
Theme: Church Life
Thesis: Love Giving Generously
Scripture Text: II Corinthians 9:6-9 ( next week: Guest speaker)
I. Point - v. 6
II. Principles - v. 7
III. Person - v. 8-9
PROVERBS 11:24-26 & 19:17
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered. He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, And He will repay him for his good deed.
Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
II CORINTHIANS 8:3
For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
SCRIPTURE TEXT—II CORINTHIANS 9:6-9
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; as it is written, “He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor, His righteousness endures forever.”
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