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