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To God Be The Glory

Sermon - 1/30/11
Rev. Amy Gopp
First Christian Church, Eugene, Oregon

2 Corinthians 9:6-11

The Reverend Amy Gopp, Executive Director of the Week of Compassion, was the guest preacher on this day.  She reflected on the following scripture:

The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. 9As it is written,

‘He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;
   his righteousness endures for ever.’

10He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; 12for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. 13Through the testing of this ministry you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ and by the generosity of your sharing with them and with all others, 14while they long for you and pray for you because of the surpassing grace of God that he has given you. 15Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!.

 

Amy Gopp and Dan Bryant on the front steps of First Christian Church in Eugene.

 

Amy presented an altar table cloth as a gift from the women in Bosnia, where Amy had recently visited.

 

 


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