JOY OF GIVING (2-11-18)

OTHERS CAN INSPIRE US.

ONE PERSON CAN DO THAT FOR ANOTHER; ONE CHURCH CAN DO THAT FOR ANOTHER.

8:1 – ONE CHURCH IS AN EXAMPLE FOR ANOTHER IN GIVING.

THEY felt IT.  8:2

THERE’S HELP IN HURT.

THERE’S JOY IN GENEROSITY.

PHILIPPIANS 2:25-30 – EPAPHRODITUS:  SENT, SICK, SERVING

PHILIPPIANS 4:14-19 – CHURCH:  SYMPATHETIC, SHARING, SUPPLYING

THEY wanted IT.  8:3

THEY WANTED TO NOT HAVE SOMETHING – TO GIVE SOMETHING.

THEY pushed IT.  8:4

THEY meant IT.  8:5

8:9 – THE BEST EXAMPLE IS NOT A CHURCH, BUT THE LORD TO HIS CHURCH.

8:11-12 – THE NEXT EXAMPLE IS US.