The Power of "Us"
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1–8:8
Introduction: What happens when Generosity goes from Personal to Plural- from “Me” to “Us”? We the Church, are the “Us” in Generous.
From Me to Us…
Generosity is Motivated by Joy (2 Corinthians 8:1-2)
Generosity is Measured in the “Above & Beyond” (2 Corinthians 8:3)
Generosity is Marked as a Privilege, not an Obligation (2 Corinthians 8:4a)
Obligation VS. Privilege
Reacts VS. Plans
Decision based on Emotion VS. Decision based on Holy Spirit
Give because they Ought to VS. Give because they Want to
Generosity is Multiplied when One joins Many (2 Corinthians 8:4b-5a)
Generosity is Married to Worship (2 Corinthians 8:5b)
Generosity is Modeled through Love, not a Command (2 Corinthians 8:6-8)
Application: God uses the “Us” in Generous to accomplish great things for His Kingdom. Are you one of “Us”? If not, join Us!