Code #1 - Unlocking the Heart (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)
Gearl Spicer, November 10, 2019
Part of the Crack the Generosity Code - Discovering the Secret series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
6But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 9(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. 10Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) 11Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 12For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; 13Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; 14And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. 15Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. (KJV)
Crack the Generosity Code - Discovering the Secret
Code #1 - Unlocking the Heart
II Corinthians 9:6-15
*Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed with gratitude?
*Gratitude is an opportunity to exercise obedience which leads to a
Life of delight!
*Give and it shall 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. Luke 6:38
*And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, so that always
having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good
deed…. II Corinthians 9:8
*While they also, by prayer on your behalf, year for you because of the surpassing
grace of God in you. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! II Corinthians 9:14-15
*Generosity—Motivating force of GRACE that COMPELS us to bless others—
Principle -The significance of size determines the magnitude of harvest!
I. Embrace our opportunity—Determine to live in joy—v.7
II. Depend on His supernatural enabling—v.8-11a
A. Abounding grace
B. All sufficiency
C. Supply and multiply
D. Enrich in everything
III. Live to glorify God—v.11b-13
IV. Encounter the power of personal impact—v.14
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! v.15
Will you unlock your heart?