Welcome to my Chronicles, Journey, Thoughts, and Insights. In this blog I write primarily, but not limited to spirituality and ministry! My name is Greg. I am a follower of Christ, telling and teaching others to be Christ's followers. I first stood behind the pulpit at age 12. At age 17, following my conversion, I preached my first evangelistic sermon. I became a pastor at age 25 and became a missionary at age 32.
Here is a sermon outline of a sermon I preached years ago. Feel free to use it!
THE GIVING MISSION-MINDED CHURCH
(2 Corinthians 8: 1-3; Philippians 4: 15-19)
Greg B. Fernandez Jr.
Preached in Cebu City, Philippines, 2008
OF A MISSION-MINDED CHURCH
How does a mission-minded church
Joyfully (2 Cor. 8: 2) Out of poverty they gave joyfully. In the Bible, poverty
is not an excuse for not giving. The Philippian church is not a rich church yet
they excel in giving more than the Corinthian church which probably richer than
the Philippian church.
(2)They Give Generously (according to their ability)
(3)They Give Sacrificially (beyond their ability)
BLESSINGS TO A MISSION-MINDED CHURCH
Philippians 4: 19
“But my God shall supply all your needs
according to his riches and glory by Christ Jesus”.
Did you know whom
this promise is made? Many people claim this promise without knowing the
context that it was first addressed to the Macedonian churches that are
mission-minded. This promise is not just for anybody. Some even think that this
promise without condition, but they are mistaken. The condition of this promise
is missions giving.