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God loves cheerful givers–2Corinthians 9

 

This coming Sunday, November 12, wraps up this year’s pledge campaign.  We are asking our members and friends of the parish to submit their pledge cards this Sunday, as an act of worship, or to mail them if they are unable personally to be present in church.

Your faithfulness in pledging is what enables us to continue doing the many good things Calvary is doing in our city, for our members, and for the community at large.  Money for ministry does not fall from the sky; it must be provided by those who believe in what we are doing.

As one of our Vestry members mentioned in her stewardship talk this past Sunday, however, the most important aspect of pledging is not that it raises money for ministry–even though that is crucial.  The most important part of pledging is that it gives us an opportunity to be thankful, and generous, and to trust God for our daily provision.

Lest we imagine this is just pious talk concocted by modern clergy, it would be wise to remember 2Corinthians 9:1-9.  The point of the passage is very simple: Paul is encouraging the Corinthians to give generously, not only because it will help others, but because it will help the Corinthians themselves.

The key line is one we quote often: God loves cheerful givers.  Did you know the act of giving can actually make us cheerful!  Don’t believe it?  Try it.  Surprise someone with a gift, and see how the joy becomes contagious.

God is so excited about the power of generosity, 2Corinthians 9:1-9 promises special blessings for those who are generous.  What about you?  Are you willing to put God’s promise to the test?

Taste and see that the Lord is good!

See you Sunday!

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