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2 Corinthians 9:8-15 Inductive Bible Study - Outline, Key Words, Cross References, and Discussion Questions

 

God Gives to the Giver

Chapter 9:8-15

2 Co 9:8-15

8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;

9 as it is written, "HE SCATTERED ABROAD, HE GAVE TO THE POOR, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER."

10 Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;

11 you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.

12 For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.

13 Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,

14 while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.

15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

 

Key Words

·         God                         6

·         Sower/sowing        2

·         Liberality                  2

·         Grace                       2

·         All                             4

·         Supply

·         Grace                       2

Titles

God gives to the giver

God gives the most

Giving’s abundant harvest

The Purpose for God’s abundant provision

Outline

        I.            God supplies abundantly to the generous sower           8-11

      II.            Results of generous sowing                                              12-14

A.      Saints needs are supplied

B.      Thanksgiving to God

C.    Proof of ministry

D.    God is glorified

E.     Christian love & fellowship is promoted

    III.            God gives the best!                                                               15

Cross References, Questions, Observations

8.     And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;

2 Ch 25:9

9 Amaziah said to the man of God, "But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the troops of Israel?" And the man of God answered, "The LORD has much more to give you than this."

Ps 84:11

11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Pr 3:9-10

9 Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;

10 So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.

Mal 3:10

10 " Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

Php 4:18-19

18 But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Ac 9:36

36 Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did.

1 Co 15:58

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Col 1:10

10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

2 Ti 3:17

17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Tit 2:14

14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

Tit 3:14

14 Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.

1 Ki 17:12-14

12 But she said, " As the LORD your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die."

13 Then Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son.

14 "For thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil  be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain on the face of the earth.'"

a)     In this and the following verses, what reason is given for God to be generous to us?

1)      

9.     as it is written, "HE SCATTERED ABROAD, HE GAVE TO THE POOR, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER."

Ps 112:9

9 He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.

Ecc 11:1

1 Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.

Isa 51:8

8 "For the moth will eat them like a garment, And the grub will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will be forever, And My salvation to all generations."

Php 4:17

17 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.

2 Co 5:21

21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

a)     Who is the one in this verse that scatters, and gives, and his righteousness endures forever?

1)      

10. Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;

Ge 47:23-24

23 Then Joseph said to the people, "Behold, I have today bought you and your land for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land.

24 " At the harvest you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four-fifths shall be your own for seed of the field and for your food and for those of your households and as food for your little ones."

Isa 55:10

10 "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;

Ecc 11:6

6 Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.

2 Co 9:6

6 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Gal 6:9-10

9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

Mt 13:8

8 "And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty .

a)     What is our seed?

b)     Why does God multiply our seed?

1)      

11. you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.

1 Ch 29:12

12 " Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.

1 Ch 29:14

14 "But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You.

1 Ch 29:16

16 "O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build You a house for Your holy name, it is from Your hand, and all is Yours.

2 Ch 31:10

10 Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok said to him, " Since the contributions began to be brought into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat with plenty left over, for the LORD has blessed His people, and this great quantity is left over."

Pr 3:9-10

9 Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;

10 So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.

Mal 3:10

10 " Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

1 Ti 6:17-18

17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

18 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

a)     What does the “everything” encompass?

1)      

12. For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.

2 Co 8:4

4 begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints,

2 Co 9:1

For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;

Ps 34:10

10 The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.

2 Co 8:14

14 at this present time your abundance being a supply for their need, so that their abundance also may become a supply for your need, that there may be equality;

Php 4:18-19

18 But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Phm 7

7 For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.

Jas 2:15-16

15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,

16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?

1 Jn 3:17

17 But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?

a)     What do you think is the greatest example of giving in the Bible?

b)     List the reasons for giving.

· Meet needs

· Be a blessing

· Be blessed

· Obedience

· Glorify God

· Following God’s example

· Practicing our spiritual gifts

· Can strengthen faith

· To be a witness to bring others to God

· Heavenly reward

· Strengthens relationships V14

1)      

13. Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,

Mt 5:16

16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. 

Jn 15:8

8 "My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. 

Ac 21:19-20

19 After he had greeted them, he began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

20 And when they heard it they began glorifying God; and they said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law;

Gal 1:23-24

23 but only, they kept hearing, "He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy."

24 And they were glorifying God because of me.

1 Pe 2:9

9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION,A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

1 Pe 4:11

11 Whoever speaks, is to do so  as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Lk 6:46

Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? 

Heb 5:9

9 And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,

Ps 66:3

3 Say to God, "How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give feigned obedience to You.

a)      

1)      

14. while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.

Php 1:4

4 always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all,

Ro 1:9

9 For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,

Eph 1:18-23

18 I pray that  the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might

20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 

21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,

23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

1 Th 1:2

2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers;

1 Th 5:25

25 Brethren, pray for us.

a)      

1)      

15. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

Isa 9:6

6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isa 49:6

6 He says, "It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth."

Jn 3:16

16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 

Ro 6:23

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ro 8:32

32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

1 Jn 4:9-10

9 By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.

10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 Jn 5:11-12

11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

Ps 116:12

12 What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?

a)     What is the indescribable gift that this verse refers to?

1)      

Key Verse

8.     And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;

Central Teaching

According to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus, God abundantly supplies all we need so that we can give generously to the needs of others.

Application - Make Your Own!

Teach the principles of giving on a Sunday night.

Click Links Below For Passage by Passage Studies of 2 Corinthians -  Cross-References, Outlines, Key Words, and Discussion Questions.

2 Corinthians 1:1-11 2 Corinthians 1:12-24 2 Corinthians 2:1-8 2 Corinthians 2:9-17 2 Corinthians3:1-11 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
2 Corinthians 4:1-12 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 2 Corinthians 6:1-5 2 Corinthians 6:6-13
2 Corinthians 7:1-8 2 Corinthians 7:9-16 2 Corinthians 8:1-6 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 2 Corinthians 8:16-24 2 Corinthians 9:1-7
2 Corinthians 9:8-15 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 2 Corinthians 10:7-11 2 Corinthians 10:12-18 2 Corinthians 11:1-6 2 Corinthians 11:7-15
2 Corinthians 11:16-21 2 Corinthians 11:22-27 2 Corinthians 11:28-33 2 Corinthians 12:1-6 2 Corinthians 12:7-13 2 Corinthians 12:14-21
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