2 Corinthians 8:1-8

One of the most often misquoted verses in all of the Bible is I Timothy 6:10 which states that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. However money itself is not to be considered evil. In fact it is a part of everyday life that has it's place in the lives of believers. How we handle our money directly refelcts our love for Christ and as we will see today in chapter 8 our generosity matters.

I.   Paul challenged the Corinthians with the Macedonians example of giving. vs 1-3

     a. They gave during tough times. vs 2

     b. They gave with joy. vs 2 

     c. They gave despite their own circumstances. vs 2 

     d. They gave generously. vs 2 

     e. They gave proportionately. vs 3 

     f. They gave sacrificially. vs 3

     g. They gave voluntarily. vs 3  

II.  Giving to the Lord is a privileged act of worship. vs 4-6

III. Giving is just one aspect of our walk. vs 7 

IV. Giving reveals our heart. vs 8