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2 Corinthians 8:9

Read Introduction to 2 Corinthians   9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.   The reason Christians should give generously to the Lord is...

2 Corinthians 8:8

Read Introduction to 2 Corinthians   8 I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others.   In verses 8-15, Paul shows how Christ’s self-imposed poverty by the incarnation motivates the church to give...

2 Corinthians 8:7

Read Introduction to 2 Corinthians   7 But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also.   Corinth was a hub of commerce. It was a wealthy city. The church may...

2 Corinthians 8:6

Read Introduction to 2 Corinthians   6 So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well.   Verse 6 turns to the Corinthian opportunity to give. 6 So we urged Titus, Paul took the initiative to send Titus to finish...

2 Corinthians 8:5

Read Introduction to 2 Corinthians   5 And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God.   5 And not only as we had hoped, The Macedonian Christians went far beyond Paul’s hope in their giving....