In this lesson we "connect the dots" between the message of the Gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-4), the work of the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58), the giving nature of Christians (1 Cor. 16:1-2) and the "grace" involved in the giving (2 Cor. 8 & 9). We'll learn that giving/sharing is rooted in the grace of God.
Most churches on the Christian spectrum believe in Giving, at least in theory. Where we struggle, however, is in the practice of giving. In this lesson, we answer the question some ask about why we give, but we do so by establishing a fundamental, theological truth that allows us to give the way God wants Christians to give.
In 2 Cor. 7:8-11, Paul shows us two kinds of sorrow. The sorrow of the world is one kind. This may be what one experiences when they get caught or exposed in wrongdoing. The other kind of sorrow is better: it's godly sorrow. This sorrow cares more about God than self and leads to the kind of change God requires men to make to please him: Repentance.