At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. The heart regulates the hands. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. You’ve got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it. Nothing left over to the one with the most,Nothing lacking to the one with the least. 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. 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. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. Examples and encouragement. As it turned … 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. Conclusion - 2 Corinthians 13:1-14. Show them what you’re made of, the love I’ve been talking up in the churches. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. 2 Corinthians 13 The Message (MSG) He’s Alive Now! John Piper Apr 19, 2009 1 Share Sermon. Let them see it for themselves! Introduction - 2 Corinthians 1:1-11. The collection for Jerusalem - 2 Corinthians 8:1 - 9:15. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. As one psalmist puts it, He throws caution to the winds, giving to the needy in reckless abandon. 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. The other giving simply flowed out of the purposes of God working in their lives. This is the central message of 2 Corinthians. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. We’re sending a companion along with him, someone very popular in the churches for his preaching of the Message. The Message. But by bringing in the Macedonians’ enthusiasm as a stimulus to your love, I am hoping to bring the best out of you. No, you’re shoulder to shoulder with them all the way, your surplus matching their deficit, their surplus matching your deficit. 2 Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, pushing them to the very limit. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at. The pressure triggered something totally unexpected: an outpouring of pure and generous gifts. This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. 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. Browse Sermons on 2 Corinthians 8. Every bit of my commitment is for the purpose of building you up, after all, not tearing you down. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. 1-3 Will you put up with a little foolish aside from me? 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. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! The brothers who travel with him are delegates from churches, a real credit to Christ. Paul's defense - 2 Corinthians 10:1 - 12:21. Learn more. Excel in Giving is the main theme of this passage in 2 Corinthians 8:1-15. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him. 2 Corinthians 8:24 (The Message Bible) Numbers 35:7 (Read all of Numbers 35) forty-eight towns in all, together with their pastures. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! 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. The other giving simply flowed out of the purposes of God working in their lives. Remember the Scripture that says, “A matter becomes clear after two or three witnesses give evidence”? 2 Corinthians 9. Nothing lacking to the one with the least. 2 Corinthians 10:1. Please, just for a moment. 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. 11. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! His right … 8 I'm not trying to order you around against your will. Please, just for a moment. We’re free of it! I thank God for giving Titus the same devoted concern for you that I have. Paul urges his readers to excel in faith, utterance, knowledge and also in giving to God and others. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. The Contemporary Parallel New Testament with KJV, NIV, NKJV, NASB, and more! I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. He’s proved his dependability many times over, and carries on as energetically as the day he started. 13 1-4 Well, this is my third visit coming up. 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. 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. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. You’ve got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it. 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. But by bringing in the Macedonians’ enthusiasm as a stimulus to your love, I am hoping to bring the best out of you. 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. 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. 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. Believe me, I am quite sure of my standing with Christ. 2 Corinthians 9:14. As it is written. 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. Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. Your heart’s been in the right place all along. Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/tan. 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. 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 The pressure triggered something totally unexpected: an outpouring of pure and generous gifts. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving. When the time comes, we'll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming. 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. 2 Corinthians 4:8-18 As it is, there's not much chance of that. In the end you come out even. 20-22 We don’t want anyone suspecting us of taking one penny of this money for ourselves. That’s why we’re sending another trusted friend along. The Message; 2 Corinthians 8 ... 2 Corinthians 8. Apr 19, 2009. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1–9, 2 Corinthians 9:6–15. Purpose of Writing: The church in Corinth began in AD 52 when Paul visited there on his second missionary journey. Jesus Christ and the Rescue of Joy Part 2. 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. I was there and saw it for myself. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. 2 Corinthians 8:5. The trial exposed their true colors: They were incredibly happy, though desperately poor. 8 I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. Travel plans and tearful letter - 2 Corinthians 1:12 - 2:13. We’re being as careful in our reputation with the public as in our reputation with God. (1-5) The example of the Macedonian Christians. The trial exposed their true colors: They were incredibly happy, though desperately poor. The trial exposed their true colors: They were incredibly happy, though desperately poor. Universal Themes in 2 Corinthians. This verse is not available in the MSG! His love has the first and last word in everything we do. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. 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. This isn’t so others can take it easy while you sweat it out. 2 Corinthians 8 King James Version << 2 Corinthians 7 | 2 Corinthians 8 | 2 Corinthians 9 >> The Offering for the Saints. 1. What are the benefits of creating an account? You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. The Offering. 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. 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. 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? Try it free for 30 days. 2 The thing that has me so upset is that I care about you so much - this is the passion of God burning inside me! Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. 2 Corinthians 8 – Encouragement and Examples in Giving A. That’s why we’re sending another trusted friend along. He’s heard much about you, and liked what he’s heard—so much so that he can’t wait to get there. 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 of us! Let them see it for themselves! When the time comes, we'll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. 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. Don't have an account? No, you’re shoulder to shoulder with them all the way, your surplus matching their deficit, their surplus matching your deficit. Outline of 2nd Corinthians . Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. We’re sending a companion along with him, someone very popular in the churches for his preaching of the Message. 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. Throughout the letter Paul turns upside down our natural expectations of the way life works. Show them what you’re made of, the love I’ve been talking up in the churches. Rich as he was, he gave it all away for us—in one stroke he became poor and we became rich. 2 Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, … Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, pushing them to the very limit. His right-living, right-giving ways never run out, never wear out. Try it for 30 days FREE. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 2 Corinthians 8. 2 Corinthians 8 The Message Bible << 2 Corinthians 7 | 2 Corinthians 8 | 2 Corinthians 9 >> The Offering for the Saints. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. 2 Corinthians 8:3. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). 2 Corinthians 8 Amplified Bible (AMP) Great Generosity. As it is written. 8 Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? Strength in weakness. 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. Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, pushing them to the very limit. We’ve been close associates in this work of serving you for a long time. Its very motivational and inspiring to practice it in our life journey. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. 1 Now, friends, I want to report on the surprising and generous ways in which God is working in the churches in Macedonia province. His right-living, right-giving ways. But by bringing in the Macedonians' enthusiasm as a stimulus to your love, I am hoping to bring the best out of you. Jump to: Bible Study Tools; Parallel Bible Verse; Bible Cross-References; Gill's Bible Notes; Clarke's Bible Notes; Related Commentaries for 2 Corinthians 5. This verse is not available in the MSG! But there’s far more to him than popularity. Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, pushing them to the very limit. 2 Corinthians 8. He’s proved his dependability many times over, and carries on as energetically as the day he started. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. Conference Message. 23-24 I don’t need to say anything further about Titus. (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. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. Author: 2 Corinthians 1:1 identifies the author of the Book of 2 Corinthians as the apostle Paul, possibly along with Timothy. You are familiar with the generosity of our Master, Jesus Christ. Christ’s love has moved me to such extremes. 5-7 This was totally spontaneous, entirely their own idea, and caught us completely off guard. What explains it was that they had first given themselves unreservedly to God and to us. 20-22 We don’t want anyone suspecting us of taking one penny of this money for ourselves. He’s rock-solid trustworthy. 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? 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. Nothing left over to the one with the most. THE MESSAGE 2 Corinthians 9:15. He’s heard much about you, and liked what he’s heard—so much so that he can’t wait to get there. 8-9 I’m not trying to order you around against your will. Nothing left over to the one with the most. Nothing left over to the one with the most, Nothing lacking to the one with the least. 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. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1–8. What explains it was that they had first given themselves unreservedly to God and to us. This isn’t so others can take it easy while you sweat it out. The heart regulates the hands. Paul's ministry as an apostle - 2 Corinthians 2:14 - 7:16. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. In the end you come out even. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. I thank God for giving Titus the same devoted concern for you that I have. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. 2 Corinthians 11. 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! As one psalmist puts it, He throws caution to the winds, giving to the needy in reckless abandon. In Context Parallel Compare. NIV & The Message Parallel Study Bible Personal Size, Italian Duo-Tone, Dark Caramel/Black Cherry, The Message Large-Print Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, green, The Message Gift and Award Bible, Imitation Leather, Burgundy, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, crosshatch denim. Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can’t. 8-9 I’m not trying to order you around against your will. 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. 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. You are familiar with the generosity of our Master, Jesus Christ. Nothing lacking to the one with the least. Fierce troubles came down on the people of those churches, pushing them to the very limit. Chapter 8. The thing that has me so upset is that I care about you so much—this is the passion of God burning inside me! The other giving simply flowed out of the purposes of God working in their lives. We’re being as careful in our reputation with the public as in our reputation with God. What explains it was that they had first given themselves unreservedly to God and to us. Date of Writing: The Book of 2 Corinthians was very likely written approximately A.D. 55-57. 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. He’s rock-solid trustworthy. 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. 23-24 I don’t need to say anything further about Titus. THE MESSAGE; 2 Corinthians; Chapter 8; Read the Bible THE MESSAGE 2 Corinthians 8:4. Your heart’s been in the right place all along. 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. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can’t. Pseudo-Servants of God. Rich as he was, he gave it all away for us—in one stroke he became poor and we became rich. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us. It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. 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. I thank God for giving Titus the same devoted concern for you that I have. 2 Corinthians 8 The Message (MSG) The Offering. I was there and saw it for myself. 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