Live Generously 2017 – Part 1

2 Corinthians 9:6-11, 13

October 29, 2017

Living generously is about giving abundantly on the hope of God doing something with it.

6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Literal Translation: …the one sowing on hope of blessing will also reap blessing.

 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.9 As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

God generously gives so that we can live generously.

3 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.

Generosity draws people to God. 

Are people being drawn to God because of your generosity?

Are you living generously?