Pastor Ron Roddey
"The Unspeakable Gift"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
2nd Corinthians Chapter 9
9:1 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for
me to write to you:
9:2 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to
them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath
provoked very many.
9:3 Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in
vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:
9:4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you
unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same
9:5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they
would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye
had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty,
and not as of covetousness.
9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly;
and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give;
not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always
having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
9:9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the
poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for
your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your
9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth
through us thanksgiving to God.
9:12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want
of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
9:13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for
your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your
liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
9:14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding
grace of God in you.