It is more Blessed to Give than to Receive

1. We give to God because He has given so much to us. 2 Cor 8:7-9

   a. Jesus was rich. 2 Cor 8:9

   b. Jesus became poor.  2 Cor 8:9

   c. Jesus' poverty brings us riches. 2 Cor 8:9


2. We are more blessed in giving than in receiving.

   a. Giving is what we are created to do.

   b. Giving produces a three-fold blessing. 2 Cor 9:7

   c. Giving protects us from the emptiness of living for self.

   d. Giving provides a sense of fulfillment. Luke 9:23-25

   e. Giving cultivates a joyous anticipation of future reward. Matt 19:29, 6:19-21

   f. Giving results in a greater blessing. 2 Cor 9:10-11, Malachi 3:10

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