The Grace of Generosity

This sermon, delivered at the Southwest Church of Christ in Amarillo, TX, is based on 2 Corinthians 8-9.

How does one obey the gospel? Is generosity obedience to the gospel?

Paul calls the Corinthians to give out of the gracious dynamic that is fundamental to the story of God in Christ. Just as God has graced the Corinthians through Jesus, so the Corinthians–in obedience to the gospel–should grace others by sharing their resources with them.

The invitation is not rule-based but is story-formed. Paul does not command them. Yet their positive response to Paul’s invitation is called obedience to the gospel.

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