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2 Corinthians 8:1-9
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Encouragement to Give Generously

1We want you to know, brothers,1 about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, 2for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 3For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, 4begging us earnestly for the favor2 of taking part in the relief of the saints— 5and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us. 6Accordingly, we urged Titus that as he had started, so he should complete among you this act of grace. 7But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you3—see that you excel in this act of grace also.

8I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. 9For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.


  • 1 8:1 Or brothers and sisters
  • 2 8:4 The Greek word charis can mean favor or grace or thanks, depending on the context
  • 3 8:7 Some manuscripts in your love for us
Displaying 1-7 of 7 sermons for this passage.

Ready for Christmas?

2 Corinthians 8:9, John 1:14 Sermon Includes Transcript 17:44 ID: 3636

“See It, Say It, Sorted”

Jude 1–2 Sermon 43:36 ID: 3640

Prelude to Giving

2 Corinthians 8:1–9 Sermon Includes Transcript 38:53 ID: 2532

The Story

2 Corinthians 8:9 Sermon 31:11 ID: 1898

From Riches to Less Than Rags

2 Corinthians 8:9 Sermon 48:28 ID: 1837

Our Money Matters — Part Two

2 Corinthians 8:1–24, 2 Corinthians 9:1–15 Sermon 37:34 ID: 1125

Our Money Matters — Part One

2 Corinthians 8:1–24, 2 Corinthians 9:1–15 Sermon 44:27 ID: 1123

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The Kingdom of God, Volume 2

Matthew 1:1 – Revelation 22:21 Series ID: 26802