Bro. George opened to II Corn. 8:1-15, 9-7, “Seven Ways to Honor God’s Grace through Giving”. We give because of the grace of what God has given to us. We should give out of the heart He gave us. We give out of sincerity, not as an obligation. He tells us and expects us to give out of obedience and from a sincere heart. We should give sharingly as a part of God’s purpose and his program. It’s not about bargaining with God and going when you are ready and have things in order but giving now while you have the chance.
We give spiritually as a high calling to Him and a holy calling. We give systematically as a structured plan. We give selflessly by putting the focus of others, not ourselves. We should say “How can this gift further the kingdom of God?” you see he wants to bless us with gifts we do not deserve for being loyal. It takes giving spontaneously. God loves a cheerful giver. He loves the right attitude and the aptitude to understand God’s grace. Lastly, give sacrificially. Don’t resist the opportunities to give but pursue the time. Do what you say you will do and do what he asks of you. Come today and begin by giving of yourself to Him.
We closed our night with a great missionary Cecil Peasley from South Africa preaching from II Kings a powerful message. May God continue to bless him in all his work for the Lord.