True Love Gives

Sermon Outlines

True Love Gives

A Letter from Prison – Week 13
February 14, 2021

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Key Scriptures

Key Points

  • It is helpful to remember that the letter to the Philippian church was in response to their giving: a “Thank You” letter from Paul.
  • Giving is an act of grace that first occurs in us by God’s gift of forgiveness.
  • Giving becomes a natural outflow of the believer that has received God’s grace.
  • Our giving is always first unto the Lord and then unto others.
  • Giving breaks off entitlement and becomes an expression of gratitude.
  • Paul boasted of the generosity of the Philippian church and used their giving to inspire other churches.
  • Giving includes forgiving.
  • God’s character overflows with giving.

Discussion Questions

  1. Has God moved in such a way in your life that you have become a giver?
  2. Discuss the various ways we can give?
  3. Do you have a testimony of giving then being resupplied to give more?

The drumbeat of the Gospel on a wicked person’s heart moves them to receive from God, then to give.