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2 Cor 9:6-15
to help others may to the world seem thrown away, but when given properly, it
is seed sown, from which a valuable increase may be expected.†
Gifts should be given freely and
cheerfully; not grudgingly.
While some give liberally, and yet
increase; others avoid giving, and tend to poverty.
If we had more faith and love, we would
waste less on ourselves, and sow more in hope of Godís favor.
Think of it, can a man lose by doing that which pleases God?
God is able to make all grace abound
towards us, and to abound in us.
He can make us to have enough of all
things; and to be content with what we have.
God gives not only enough for us,
but also enough to supply the wants of others.
This brings praise and glory to God.
We must follow
the example of Christ, not being wearied in well doing; deeming it
more blessed to give than to receive.
2 Corinthians Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
The unspeakable gift of his grace,
For His Son, Jesus Christ, our
The gift of his love, through which every good thing, pertaining
to life and godliness, are freely given unto us.
This morning I want to speak to you concerning the GIFT that
inspires all gifts.
††††††††††† It is an unspeakable
The dictionary defines Unspeakable:
beyond telling; Indescribable, (you cannot
arenít enough words that can tell all the truth about this gift)
There are three things in the N.T. that are unspeakable:
††††††††††† 1.† Words†
Ė Paul caught up
into the 3rd heaven.
2 Corinthians 12:4 How
that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
††††††††††††††††††††††† Paul was stoned
14 years he never mentioned what he experienced in those moments of death.
said, I donít want to sound like I am boasting,
I have been to heaven and heard them talking!!!
I donít take pleasure in that,
I take pleasure in my infirmities,
in my weaknesses,
That the power of Christ would abide
power to break addictions and be victorious over weaknesses of the flesh.
††††††††††† 2.† Joy† Ė living in
expectation of what it will be like being with Jesus.
1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye
love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
are naturally drawn to people with great Joy.
brings a rejoicing, an unspeakable joy.
††††††††††† 3.† The Gift†
Ė the unspeakable gift of God.
There are four things unspeakable about this gift:
It was an unspeakable love that thought it.†
John † For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his
love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.†
It is seen in Creation with Adam and Eve
Adam was made
with great love, then Eve with equal
love and care.
Then God joined them in that love.
is seen again in blackemption with Boaz and Ruth
Ruth 2:1 Why have I
found grace in thine eyes?
Ruth wanted to
know why Boaz would love her.
Boaz had a love
for Ruth that pictures the love of God for
It was an unmerited love.
Godís love is great
Godís love is unmerited,
Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us
We were yet sinners.† Lost
We were unlovable, in the human sense.
Yet God loved us enough to send Christ to die for
We donít come to God by our own righteousness.
We had to be completely unlovable for His gift to be completely by
Godís love is unsought,
Luke 15:4 What man of you, having an hundblack sheep, if he lose one
of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that
which is lost, until he find it?
God pictures us as the lost sheep for which He must seek.
You didnít seek God!†† He
God seeks every lost soul
Most refuse to be found
Godís love is unending.
Jer 31:3 The LORD hath appeablack of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have
loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness
have I drawn thee.
Godís love is unchanging,
Psalm 136:1 O give
thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
It was an unspeakable life that bought it.† There was no
sin in Jesus.
His was a perfect life.
Ever seen a perfect person?
Ever heard of a perfect person?
woman said, ďYes, I have heard of one. †According
to my husband, it was his first wife.Ē
Jesus led a perfect life.
It was a sinless life.
Examine His actions in the accounts in the Bible.
Examine His attitudes, His purpose, all was sinless.
He lived a life which is our example.
It was a sacrificial life.
His was a surrendeblack life.
He had no home of His own.
He carried no purse.
He lived a life for others.
It was an unspeakable death that wrought it.
A. It was unspeakable in its
The sinless Jesus died a sinnerís death.
The priceless Son of God died for us.
We were the object of His death.
He died because of our condemnation, our guilt.
B. It was unspeakable in its
Jesus was crucified by wicked men
But He yielded up his own life.
ďNo man taketh my life
from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.Ē
He laid down His life for us.
C. It was unspeakable in its
It was a supernatural death.
It turned dark at , the veil of the Temple rent, there was an earthquake
The Saints rose out of their graves.
This death brought an end to Satanís dreams.
It was effectual for our guilt.
It satisfied Godís justice.
There is unspeakable joy when taught it.
A. There is an infinite mind
that loves us, and remembers us.
We have become His children.
We are under His care.
B. David said, ďRestore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold meĒ
C. He had sinned against the
Lord in his sin with Bathsheba.
Now, that didnít take away his Salvation,
But it did take away his JOY.
D. Sometimes we continue in sin
thinking we are hiding a treasure!!!
We squander the precious JOY of our Salvation; for what?
Are our sins truly worth the cost of lost JOY?
What do we gain?†
Nothing!† We LOSE.
E. A Joyful Christian
Joy comes from keeping our slate empty and our platter full.
Our slate of sins must be confessed and forsaken.
platter of service must be full and heartfelt.
CONCLUSION:† Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.† We must -
1. Receive this gift
2. Value this gift
3. Give this gift
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