Appreciation: Church That Revives Its Sacrificial Giving (v.4:10-19)
Their giving was revived and it flourished (v.10)
Their giving was not necessary, but it was needed (v.11-14)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
They were the only church that gave consistently (v.15-16)
Their giving was sacrificial and rewarded by God (v.17-19)
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
Appreciation: For God and for Fellow Christians (v.4:20-23)
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.