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Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 8:1-9.
Privileged People (2 Corinthians 8:1-9)
I. Wherever Jesus is, there is an ____________________ of grace (John 2:1-11; 6:12-13; 10:10; 1 Timothy 1:15-16).
II. Grace overflows from our ___________________ (v.2).
A. No one expected the Macedonians to give (v.4).
B. They gave ________________ (v.3).
C. They were rich, not in gifts, but in joy and generosity (v.2).
1. Their joy was not in their material wealth but in their _____________________.
2. Privilege: an ________________ over others (worldly definition);
a ________________ with respect to others (biblical definition).
III. Christ’s poverty is the source of our abundance.
A. Luther’s “joyous exchange:” everything that belonged to Christ (__________________) now belongs to me, and everything that belonged to me (___________________) now belongs to Christ.
B. Our abundance is _____________ and eternal, not _____________ and temporary.
C. Our _________________ are our privileges.