You Made a Difference!

You Made a Difference!
Pastor Tom

Chapter 9

1 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you: 2 for I know your readiness, of which I glory on your behalf to them of Macedonia, that Achaia hath been prepared for a year past; and your zeal hath stirred up very many of them. 3 But I have sent the brethren, that our glorying on your behalf may not be made void in this respect; that, even as I said, ye may be prepared: 4 lest by any means, if there come with me any of Macedonia and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be put to shame in this confidence. 5 I thought it necessary therefore to entreat the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your aforepromised bounty, that the same might be ready as a matter of bounty, and not of extortion.
6 But this I say, He that soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7 Let each man do according as he hath purposed in his heart: not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound unto you; that ye, having always all sufficiency in everything, may abound unto every good work: 9 as it is written, He hath scattered abroad, he hath given to the poor; His righteousness abideth for ever.
10 And he that supplieth seed to the sower and bread for food, shall supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness: 11 ye being enriched in everything unto all liberality, which worketh through us thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministration of this service not only filleth up the measure of the wants of the saints, but aboundeth also through many thanksgivings unto God; 13 seeing that through the proving of you by this ministration they glorify God for the obedience of your confession unto the gospel of Christ, and for the liberality of your contribution unto them and unto all; 14 while they themselves also, with supplication on your behalf, long after you by reason of the exceeding grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

1. The desire to give was already in your hearts. thank you!

We were already ready to give.
Let me brag about you a little bit. 2Cor 9:2
(do you know about the economy, people are fearful)- what people said. Tom said you don't know the grove.

The grove gave cheerfully.

2. I pray for a bountiful harvest for your generous giving.
2 Cor 9:6
If you don't give generously then you can't reap generously.

3. May God (the one), who gives seed to the sower, bless you.
Isaiah 55:10 bless these people.

Give with expectancy 2 Cor 9:11

4. You have excelled in so much.
You love so much. You give so much.

5. Know that God not only loved your gift, he will enlarge your gift as well. Vs. 10

Gods gonna bless the generous because he trust them.

We don't need to be rich to be generous.

6. For generations to come, they will thank God as they praise him for your legacy.

7. You are the "four old ladies" to future generations. Be blessed and Rejoice in that!!!

Romans 8 for next week.

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