Grace Giving

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Principles for
Grace Giving

 

From 2 Corinthians 8 and 9

 

1.       Grace giving by believers expresses Godís grace to believers (2 Corinthians 8:1).

2.       Abundant joy and deep poverty generated generous grace giving (2 Corinthians 8:2).

3.       Graciously give according to, and at times even beyond what you think you can give (2 Corinthians 8:3).

4.       Genuine grace giving must be voluntary, done from oneís own free will (2 Corinthians 8:3).

5.       To be able to graciously give is a gracious favor from God (2 Corinthians 8:4).

6.       To be able to participate in the financial support of other believers is a privilege (2 Corinthians 8:4).

7.       Godís order for grace giving is: First, give yourself to the Lord, then give yourself to the spiritual leaders, and finally give money to the church (2 Corinthians 8:5).

8.       When you commit yourself to graciously give for the financial support of a person or a group, fulfill your commitment (2 Corinthians 8:6).

9.       Grace giving is a normal and desirable activity for every believer (2 Corinthians 8:6, 7, 10).

10.   Grace giving is a grace work because it is done willingly and without desire for personal gain or repayment (2 Corinthians 8:7).

11.   Grace giving demonstrates divine love (2 Corinthians 8:8).

12.   Christ demonstrated grace giving (2 Corinthians 8:9).

13.   Follow through and complete the giving you begin, but based upon your ability (2 Corinthians 8:11).

14.   There must be a willingness or a readiness to give (2 Corinthians 8:12).

15.   Grace giving is based on what you have or your ability to give (2 Corinthians 8:12).

16.   Grace giving is a way to support another part of the church that lacks material needs (2 Corinthians 8:13-14).

17.   Grace giving is a ministry to other believers (2 Corinthians 9:1).

18.   The sow-reap principle applies to grace giving (2 Corinthians 9:6).

19.   Grace giving is a normal and desired activity of believers (2 Corinthians 9:6).

20.   Deliberately choose for yourself what and how you shall give (2 Corinthians 9:7).

21.   Do not give from or motivated by spiritual pain (reluctantly) (2 Corinthians 9:7).

22.   Do not give, or be motivated to give by thinking that you have to (compulsion) (2 Corinthians 9:7).

23.   Give because you are genuinely cheerful about giving (2 Corinthians 9:7).

24.   God will provide the material support for those who graciously give to others (2 Corinthians 9:8).

25.   God will multiply the means and results of grace giving (2 Corinthians 9:10).

26.   Grace giving brings gain to the giver (2 Corinthians 9:11).

27.   Giving supports other believers (2 Corinthians 9:12).

28.   Grace giving honors God because others thank Him for the gifts (2 Corinthians 9:12).

29.   Grace giving is a good witness (2 Corinthians 9:13).

30.   Grace giving motivates the recipient to pray for the giver (2 Corinthians 9:14).

 

Procedure for Grace Giving
From 1 Corinthians 16:1-4

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Planned

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Regular

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Orderly

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As God has prospered you

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Honestly administered