We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us. Universal Themes in 2 Corinthians. He’s proved his dependability many times over, and carries on as energetically as the day he started. He’s rock-solid trustworthy. This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. 8 I'm not trying to order you around against your will. Author: 2 Corinthians 1:1 identifies the author of the Book of 2 Corinthians as the apostle Paul, possibly along with Timothy. No, you’re shoulder to shoulder with them all the way, your surplus matching their deficit, their surplus matching your deficit. Show them what you’re made of, the love I’ve been talking up in the churches. 2 Corinthians 8 – Encouragement and Examples in Giving A. No, you’re shoulder to shoulder with them all the way, your surplus matching their deficit, their surplus matching your deficit. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. We’re free of it! You’ve got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it. Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! But there’s far more to him than popularity. The brothers who travel with him are delegates from churches, a real credit to Christ. 2 Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, pushing them to the very limit. We just thought it would make you feel good, proud even, that we’re on your side and not just nice to your face as so many people are. Try it free for 30 days. He’s rock-solid trustworthy. If I acted crazy, I did it for God; if I acted overly serious, I did it for you. The Contemporary Parallel New Testament with KJV, NIV, NKJV, NASB, and more! Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. In the end you come out even. 8 1-4 Now, friends, I want to report on the surprising and generous ways in which God is working in the churches in Macedonia province. Rich as he was, he gave it all away for us—in one stroke he became poor and we became rich. 2 Corinthians 11 The Message Bible << 2 Corinthians 10 | 2 Corinthians 11 | 2 Corinthians 12 >> 11 1 Will you put up with a little foolish aside from me? Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can’t. This verse is not available in the MSG! You do so well in so many things—you trust God, you’re articulate, you’re insightful, you’re passionate, you love us—now, do your best in this, too. The Offering. His right-living, right-giving ways never run out, never wear out. 2 Corinthians 9. John Piper Apr 19, 2009 1 Share Sermon. The other giving simply flowed out of the purposes of God working in their lives. But by bringing in the Macedonians’ enthusiasm as a stimulus to your love, I am hoping to bring the best out of you. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! That’s what prompted us to ask Titus to bring the relief offering to your attention, so that what was so well begun could be finished up. The Message; 2 Corinthians 8 ... 2 Corinthians 8. You’ve got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it. This is the central message of 2 Corinthians. 8 God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you're ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, pushing them to the very limit. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1–8. As it is written. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. 8 Now, brothers and sisters, we want to tell you about the grace of God which has been evident in the churches of Macedonia [awakening in them a longing to contribute]; 2 for during an ordeal of severe distress, their abundant joy and their deep poverty [together] overflowed in the wealth of their lavish generosity. His right-living, right-giving ways. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving. But there’s far more to him than popularity. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. What explains it was that they had first given themselves unreservedly to God and to us. Strength in weakness. We’ve been close associates in this work of serving you for a long time. 1. 5-7 This was totally spontaneous, entirely their own idea, and caught us completely off guard. When the time comes, we'll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming. THE MESSAGE; 2 Corinthians; Chapter 8; Read the Bible THE MESSAGE 2 Corinthians 8:4. 2 Corinthians 8. The Message Bible, Dusty Rose Floral Large Print Leather-Look, Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/tan, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Large Print. They gave offerings of whatever they could—far more than they could afford!—pleading for the privilege of helping out in the relief of poor Christians. 23-24 I don’t need to say anything further about Titus. Contrary to the way the world and our own human hearts naturally function, God takes what is low, despised, and weak to accomplish his purposes. Pseudo-Servants of God. I thank God for giving Titus the same devoted concern for you that I have. Jesus Christ and the Rescue of Joy Part 2. 2 Corinthians 8 The Message (MSG) The Offering. The thing that has me so upset is that I care about you so much—this is the passion of God burning inside me! Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! This verse is not available in the MSG! The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. As it is written. THE MESSAGE 2 Corinthians 9:15. The Offering 1-4Now, friends, I want to report on the surprising and generous ways in which God is working in the churches in Macedonia province. Nothing left over to the one with the most,Nothing lacking to the one with the least. Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. We’re being as careful in our reputation with the public as in our reputation with God. In the end you come out even. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. Christmas Joy Vs. the Kirchensteuer. 8 1-4 Now, friends, I want to report on the surprising and generous ways in which God is working in the churches in Macedonia province. Rich as he was, he gave it all away for us—in one stroke he became poor and we became rich. Related Commentaries for 2 Corinthians 5. 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 7 You do so well in so many things - you trust God, you're articulate, you're insightful, you're passionate, you love us - now, do your best in this, too. Nothing left over to the one with the most, Nothing lacking to the one with the least. 2 Corinthians 8 1 Now, friends, I want to report on the surprising and generous ways in which God is working in the churches in Macedonia province. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. Examples and encouragement. Nothing left over to the one with the most. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. The heart regulates the hands. You are familiar with the generosity of our Master, Jesus Christ. Purpose of Writing: The church in Corinth began in AD 52 when Paul visited there on his second missionary journey. (1-5) The example of the Macedonian Christians. 2 Corinthians 9:8-11 The Message (MSG) 8-11 God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. 2 Corinthians 5:8 The Message Bible << 2 Corinthians 4 | 2 Corinthians 5 | 2 Corinthians 6 >> 8 Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can’t. 2 Corinthians 9:14. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. Please, just for a moment. 2 Corinthians 8 The Message Bible << 2 Corinthians 7 | 2 Corinthians 8 | 2 Corinthians 9 >> The Offering for the Saints. Don't have an account? 2 Corinthians 13 The Message (MSG) He’s Alive Now! He was most considerate of how we felt, but his eagerness to go to you and help out with this relief offering is his own idea. When the time comes, we'll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming. Conference Message. On my second visit I warned that bunch that keeps sinning over and over in the same old ways that when I came back I wouldn’t go easy on them. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1–9, 2 Corinthians 9:6–15. He’s proved his dependability many times over, and carries on as energetically as the day he started. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. Apr 19, 2009. 2 Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, … That’s why we’re sending another trusted friend along. That’s why we’re sending another trusted friend along. The churches handpicked him to go with us as we travel about doing this work of sharing God’s gifts to honor God as well as we can, taking every precaution against scandal. Let them see it for themselves! Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, pushing them to the very limit. Nothing left over to the one with the most. The heart regulates the hands. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. Remember the Scripture that says, “A matter becomes clear after two or three witnesses give evidence”? 11. Browse Sermons on 2 Corinthians 8. It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. Nothing lacking to the one with the least. Believe me, I am quite sure of my standing with Christ. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. I was there and saw it for myself. Nothing lacking to the one with the least. The pressure triggered something totally unexpected: an outpouring of pure and generous gifts. 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Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, pushing them to the very limit. He’s heard much about you, and liked what he’s heard—so much so that he can’t wait to get there. The other giving simply flowed out of the purposes of God working in their lives. What explains it was that they had first given themselves unreservedly to God and to us. What are the benefits of creating an account? 10-20 So here’s what I think: The best thing you can do right now is to finish what you started last year and not let those good intentions grow stale. Throughout the letter Paul turns upside down our natural expectations of the way life works. I was there and saw it for myself. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. He’s heard much about you, and liked what he’s heard—so much so that he can’t wait to get there. 2 Corinthians 4:8-18 As it is, there's not much chance of that. You are familiar with the generosity of our Master, Jesus Christ. 8 1 Now, friends, I want to report on the surprising and generous ways in which God is working in the churches in Macedonia province. John Piper Dec 7, 1980 7 Shares Sermon. Date of Writing: The Book of 2 Corinthians was very likely written approximately A.D. 55-57. Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/tan. Try it for 30 days FREE. The collection for Jerusalem - 2 Corinthians 8:1 - 9:15. The brothers who travel with him are delegates from churches, a real credit to Christ. We've been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized; we're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we've b... Read verse in The Message Bible In Context Parallel Compare. The churches handpicked him to go with us as we travel about doing this work of sharing God’s gifts to honor God as well as we can, taking every precaution against scandal. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. 8 1-4 Now, friends, I want to report on the surprising and generous ways in which God is working in the churches in Macedonia province. 2 Corinthians 8:3. 1-3 Will you put up with a little foolish aside from me? (2 Corinthians 8:1-5) The background to this is the great famine that struck in the land of Palestine (reported also in First Corinthians), in which many people were deprived of their livelihood. 8-9 I’m not trying to order you around against your will. He was most considerate of how we felt, but his eagerness to go to you and help out with this relief offering is his own idea. 8 I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). The trial exposed their true colors: They were incredibly happy, though desperately poor. 20-22 We don’t want anyone suspecting us of taking one penny of this money for ourselves. I thank God for giving Titus the same devoted concern for you that I have. Paul's ministry as an apostle - 2 Corinthians 2:14 - 7:16. 2 Corinthians 8 Amplified Bible (AMP) Great Generosity. Outline of 2nd Corinthians . 8-11 God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. 5-7 This was totally spontaneous, entirely their own idea, and caught us completely off guard. The trial exposed their true colors: They were incredibly happy, though desperately poor. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Numbers 35:8 (Read all of Numbers 35) … We’re sending a companion along with him, someone very popular in the churches for his preaching of the Message. Its very motivational and inspiring to practice it in our life journey. What explains it was that they had first given themselves unreservedly to God and to us. At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Paul's defense - 2 Corinthians 10:1 - 12:21. 13 1-4 Well, this is my third visit coming up. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 2 Corinthians 8. Travel plans and tearful letter - 2 Corinthians 1:12 - 2:13. 2 Corinthians 8:24 (The Message Bible) Numbers 35:7 (Read all of Numbers 35) forty-eight towns in all, together with their pastures. 1 Now, friends, I want to report on the surprising and generous ways in which God is working in the churches in Macedonia province. 2 Corinthians 10:1. We’ve been close associates in this work of serving you for a long time. But by bringing in the Macedonians' enthusiasm as a stimulus to your love, I am hoping to bring the best out of you. The other giving simply flowed out of the purposes of God working in their lives. This isn’t so others can take it easy while you sweat it out. 2 Corinthians 11. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? Jump to: Bible Study Tools; Parallel Bible Verse; Bible Cross-References; Gill's Bible Notes; Clarke's Bible Notes; Your heart’s been in the right place all along. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by the same Spirit, 2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. The Message. The pressure triggered something totally unexpected: an outpouring of pure and generous gifts. We’re sending a companion along with him, someone very popular in the churches for his preaching of the Message. Nothing left over to the one with the most,Nothing lacking to the one with the least. Paul urges his readers to excel in faith, utterance, knowledge and also in giving to God and others. His love has the first and last word in everything we do. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at. The trial exposed their true colors: They were incredibly happy, though desperately poor. Every bit of my commitment is for the purpose of building you up, after all, not tearing you down. Let them see it for themselves! 8 Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? commending to them the integrity and willingness of Titus, and those other brethren, who upon his request, exhortation, and commendation, were purposely come to them for this business. That’s what prompted us to ask Titus to bring the relief offering to your attention, so that what was so well begun could be finished up. 2 Corinthians 8:5. Learn more. He was most considerate of how we felt, but his eagerness to go to you and help out with this relief offering is his own idea. Dec 7, 1980. Please, just for a moment. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. As one psalmist puts it, He throws caution to the winds, giving to the needy in reckless abandon. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. You may think I overstate the authority he gave me, but I’m not backing off. Your heart’s been in the right place all along. 8-11 We don’t want you in the dark, friends, about how hard it was when all this came down on us in Asia province. Excel in Giving is the main theme of this passage in 2 Corinthians 8:1-15. As it turned … They gave offerings of whatever they could—far more than they could afford!—pleading for the privilege of helping out in the relief of poor Christians. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. 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