When it comes to living for God and giving to His work on earth, we are committed to honoring the Lord with our time and our treasures for His eternal kingdom, but we’ll never have the resolve to follow through with our good intentions without the right motivation. In order to live a life of giving, we need to answer the question, “Why?”  Why should we give to others and to the Lord’s work through the church?

In 2 Corinthians 8-9, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth to facilitate a financial gift for suffering believers in Jerusalem. They were eager to give and had the desire to give, but they didn’t have the right motivation to actually give. So, Paul appeals to their hearts (and ours) by presenting 5 motives for generous giving to the Lord and others.

sermon by: Larry Murray