Sermons on 2 Corinthians
The early church in Macedonia set an example of generosity that the Apostle Paul shared with believers across the world. Their example still inspires our actions today, because you can never out-give God.
If we are in Christ, we may be faithful or unfaithful, but we are ambassadors for Christ. And as ambassadors, we do not make up our own message; we do not have our own words to speak. We are given a message by the One who sent us.
The Christian’s present life is a preparation for Jesus’ evaluation and reward at the Judgment Seat of Christ. God’s eternal reward is based upon His grace, not our merit. God abounds in loving kindness, so let us live with a view to His gracious promises.
“Twas grace that caused my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear, the hour I first believed…” What good news the Gospel brings us when we realize that the same grace that awakens fear is the grace that brings us home.
In this message from 2 Corinthians 9:1-15, Pastor Ritch teaches that God loves cheerful givers because He loves to be glorified through our thanksgiving. God does not delight in our giving as an act in and of itself, but rather God delights in our cheerful giving. He is not just concerned with what we give, but in how we give.