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If You Are Ready To Give, He Will Supply

Ted VinatieriTed Vinatieri, September 29, 2013
Part of the 2 Corinthians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

New Life Community Church, Stafford VA

2 Corinthians 8:10-24

10And herein I give [my] judgment: for this is expedient for you, who were the first to make a beginning a year ago, not only to do, but also to will. 11But now complete the doing also; that as [there was] the readiness to will, so [there may be] the completion also out of your ability. 12For if the readiness is there, [it is] acceptable according as [a man] hath, not according as [he] hath not. 13For [I say] not [this] that others may be eased [and] ye distressed; 14but by equality: your abundance [being a supply] at this present time for their want, that their abundance also may become [a supply] for your want; that there may be equality: 15as it is written, He that [gathered] much had nothing over; and he that [gathered] little had no lack. 16But thanks be to God, who putteth the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus. 17For he accepted indeed our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord. 18And we have sent together with him the brother whose praise in the gospel [is spread] through all the churches; 19and not only so, but who was also appointed by the churches to travel with us in [the matter of] this grace, which is ministered by us to the glory of the Lord, and [to show] our readiness: 20Avoiding this, that any man should blame us in [the matter of] this bounty which is ministered by us: 21for we take thought for things honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. 22and we have sent with them our brother, whom we have many times proved earnest in many things, but now much more earnest, by reason of the great confidence which [he hath] in you. 23Whether [any inquire] about Titus, [he is] my partner and [my] fellow-worker to you-ward, or our brethren, [they are] the messengers of the churches, [they are] the glory of Christ. 24Show ye therefore unto them in the face of the churches the proof of your love, and of our glorying on your behalf. (ASV)

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