Generous Giving: 2 Corinthians 8-9


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In multiple letters Paul emphasizes giving as a way to bind the diverse Christian community across the Roman empire together in self-sacrificing l love. He gives five main reasons why Christians should give: 1. Equalize Christians’ resources across time 2. Demonstrate how Christians excel 3. Follow the pattern of God’s generosity 4. Receive God’s generous blessing 5. Trigger recipients’ appreciation for giver and thanksgiving to GodIn multiple letters Paul emphasizes giving as a way to bind the diverse Christian community across the Roman empire together in self-sacrificing l love. He gives five main reasons why Christians should give: 1. Equalize Christians’ resources across time 2. Demonstrate how Christians excel 3. Follow the pattern of God’s generosity 4. Receive God’s generous blessing 5. Trigger recipients’ appreciation for giver and thanksgiving to God