Code #1 - Unlocking the Heart (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

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Gearl Spicer 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 (Listen)

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written,

  “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor;
    his righteousness endures forever.”

10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. 13 By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, 14 while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. 15 Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!


Sermon Notes

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
A. Thanksgiving
B. Obedience
C. Liberality

IV. Encounter the power of personal impact—v.14

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! v.15

Will you unlock your heart?

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