Cheerful Giving | Unfinished Week 5

Paul’s words in this passage are the summary to his theology of giving. In his mind, giving is simply another aspect of grace. God provides for the needs of His people and blesses those who bless others. Biblical giving is grace-based in that it is to be done with a cheerful spirit. How much should we give? Perhaps the answer is really another question — “How happy do we want to be?”

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Giving Our All to Others in Need | Unfinished Week 4

How people view money is an effective barometer of their spirituality. Money is neither good nor bad in itself; corrupt people can put it to evil uses, while good people can put it to righteous uses. Though it is morally neutral, what people do with their money reflects their internal morality. In the words of Jesus, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Luke 12:34) One of the greatest reflections of our trust in God is seen in our generosity to others.

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The Source of Generosity | Unfinished Week 2

God is always and everywhere at work. God works in and through His creation and especially in and through His people. A follower of Christ is never “complete” in this life. There is always the opportunity for growth in our souls, character and way of living. Likewise, a church is always unfinished, yet we all must move ever closer to the completion of our calling.

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