For The Week Of: October 17, 2021
For the next few weeks we will be looking at our spiritual wellness.
[He spoke of the blessedness of giving (Ac 20:35). That we might experience such blessedness, let us raise the question, "How Well Do You Give?" There are certainly...]
-- Selfish in not giving, but hurting self by not giving
-- Such giving may benefit others, but it does not benefit oneself
-- Such giving is indicative of God's grace at work in both giver and recipient
[As we consider the different types of givers, we can appreciate...]
-- Giving blesses the giver more than the recipient!
-- Giving cheerfully makes one a recipient of God's care and love!
-- Giving liberally will be blessed to give even more liberally!
-- Giving liberally leads to God being praised liberally!
-- Giving liberally strengthens the bonds of brotherly love!
[We certainly have good reasons to give, and examples like the Macedonians inspiring us to give. Finally, some quick thoughts on...]
-- However you give, let it truly reflect God's grace in you!
-- So plan your giving if you wish to give cheerfully!
-- It is much easier and more blessed to give when you plan to give!
So that however we give, we might be able to say as did the apostle Paul:
...by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. - 1Co 15:10