How to Become a Cheerful Giver

In 2 Corinthians 9 Paul the Apostle is taking a collection for the poor in Jerusalem. In his exhortation to the Corinthians to make good on their pledge to donate, he also reminds them that God does not want them to give grudgingly or reluctantly. Because God “loves a cheerful giver” (9:7).

This message unpacks this idea of being a cheerful giver and gives practical steps for beginning to give.

When God Seems to be Off the Air

Does it ever feel like God is a million miles away? Have you felt alone in this experience? Have you wondered if it was something you did to push God away? Psalm 13 shows us an aspect of normal Christian experience: that God sometimes seems to be “off the air.” This psalm also shows how its author, King David, went from questioning God’s care and presence to rejoicing in God at the end.