“God is the one who gives seed to the farmer and bread for food. He will give you all the seed you need and make it grow so there will be a great harvest from your goodness.” 2 Corinthians 9:10 (NCV)
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift”. 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)
“Thank God for His gift that is too wonderful for words!” 2 Corinthians 9:15 (CEV)
Gifts God exchanges in our lives because He is Generous.
1. We give God our ________________ and God gives us ______________.
“So, don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.” Matthew 6:34 (TLB)
“Give all your worries and cares to God for He cares about what happens to you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)
When you give your worries to God …
It helps you to realize that God is _____ ______________.
It reminds you that God ____________.
You get a gift of _____________ in return.
“I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. The peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So, don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 (TLB)
How do I exchange my worries and find peace instead? ____________.
“DON’T WORRY about anything. Instead PRAY about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all that He’s done.” Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
2. We give God our _____________, and God gives us His _________________.
“From a sea of troubles I call out to You, Lord.” Psalm 130:1 (CEV)
“Though I am surrounded by troubles, You will bring me safely through them. Your power will save me.” Psalm 138:7 (TLB)
“The Lord is good, a refuge in time of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7 (NIV)
- We begin by realizing that God ___________ about our hurts.
- We bring Him the hurts of life and He gives us a __________________.
“God comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NLT)
3. We give God our ___________ and – amazingly enough – He gives us His _________.
“You have turned my MOURNING into JOYFUL DANCING. You’ve taken my clothes of mourning and clothed me with JOY.” Psalm 30:11 (NLT)
“CRYING may last for the night, but JOY comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 (NCV)
“You will grieve, but your GRIEF will turn to JOY.” John 16:20b (NIV)
How does He do it? In this case the HOW is a person – _______________.
“The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a SAVIOR has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11 (NIV)
How should you respond to God’s gifts?
1. ___________________ the gift of God for __________________.
2. ______________ the gift of God to __________________.
“For God so loved the world He GAVE His only Son…” John 3:16 (NIV)
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