There are three ways we try to motivate people—sometimes by guilt, sometimes by pride, and there’s a third way—with the gospel. Discover the problem with guilt and pride, and what makes the gospel so different.
A Generous Life
If giving was a matter of the law, then generosity would be impossible. Jesus Christ came into the world joyfully. No one forced him to come. He gave himself freely, at his own immeasurable cost. Find out why he became poor, and what this means for you.
From this Series
“Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 Tim Keller  tells a story about a woman who had been brought up in a moralistic, legalistic church. She was quite convinced that God accepts us on the basis of us […]
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NIV) I was talking with one of our students this week who had gone away to a new college. During our conversation […]
“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV) Once we grasp the freedom and joy of Christian giving, the question is—how do we decide, in our hearts, what to give? Paul’s coming to the application […]