Bringing to Completion What Had Been Started, 2 Corinthians 8:6-17

Titus Is Encouraged to Complete What He Began with the Corinthians Saints, 2 Corinthians 8:6

In Order that This Grace Should Abound in the Corinthians Saints, 2 Corinthians 8:7

Paul is Not Commanding Them, 2 Corinthians 8:8

Experientially Knowing the Grace from Our Lord, 2 Corinthians 8:9

The Advantage Is for The Corinthians Saints in Completing the Task, 2 Corinthians 8:10

Completing the Task from What You Have, 2 Corinthians 8:11

Each One is to Give What He Has, Not What He Does Not Have, 2 Corinthians 8:12

Giving Is Not To Provide Relief For Others While Causing Tribulation For Yourself, 2 Corinthians 8:13

Fairness – Being Consistent

How a Master is to Treat His Slaves, Colossians 4:1

Comes from the Concept of Equality or Being Consistent

The False Testimony Against Christ, Mark 14:56

Christ Making Himself Equal with God, John 5:18

The Laborers Dispute, Matthew 20:12

Their Abundance Abounds to The Saints in Jerusalem Who Are In Tribulation

Other Sharing When the Corinthians Saints are in Need, 2 Corinthians 8:14

Israel As an Example, 2 Corinthians 8:15

Titus Finishing the Task with the Corinthians Saints, 2 Corinthians 8:16-17

Regarding Proper Things, 2 Corinthians 8:18-24

Sending A Brother with Titus, 2 Corinthians 8:18

A Brother Appointed by the Church, 2 Corinthians 8:19

Taking Steps to Not Be Blamed by Anyone, 2 Corinthians 8:20

We Regard the Things that Are Proper, 2 Corinthians 8:21

Giving Thought to Doing Things in a Proper Manner, Romans 12:17

Holding Fast to the Proper Things, 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Rich in Proper Works, 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Being Zealous for Proper Works, Titus 2:14

They Also Sent a Well Trusted Brother With Them, 2 Corinthians 8:22

Being Diligent in How They Handle the Gift

Because of His Confidence in the Corinthians Saints

How These Men Are to Be Considered, 2 Corinthians 8:23

Titus as a partner with Paul

Titus as Their Fellow Worker

To the Brethren They Should Be Treated as Apostles – Those who are sent on a specific mission from the assembly

Encouragement to Demonstrate Their Love, 2 Corinthians 8:24

Scripture Reading

2 Corinthians 8:6–17

We, because of this, encouraged Titus in order that just as he began, thus also he would bring to full completion unto you, even this grace.

But just as in all, all of you abound in faith and in word and in knowledge and in diligence and in the love out from you among us, in order that also in this grace you should abound.

I do not speak according to a command but through the approval from a diligence of others and the sincerity of your love.

For all of you experientially know the grace from our Lord Jesus Christ that because of all of you He became destitute, being wealthy, in order that by that One’s poverty all of you should be rich.

And in this I give an opinion, for this is an advantage to you, who began not only to do but also to desire a year ago.

But now also you bring to full completion the task, thus just as the eagerness of the desire thus also the completion out from what you have.

For since the eagerness is present, in so far as if perhaps he has, [it is] acceptable, not so far as he does not have.

For not in order that others should be eased, and you troubled, but out from fairness in the current time the [fairness] of you abounds unto that need,

in this time your abundance unto those ones need, in order that also their abundance should come unto you, thus it should become fair.

Just as it is written, “The one having much did not have too much, the one having less did not have too little.”

Indeed, thanks to the God, the One giving the same diligence concerning you in Titus’ heart.

Because, on the one hand, the encouragement he welcomed, on the other hand, while diligence exists, he went on his own towards you.

2 Corinthians 8:18–24

And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise in the gospel through all the assemblies.

And not only, but also after being appointing from the assemblies a companion of us with this grace, the one administered by us, towards the glory of the Lord Himself and our readiness,

while avoiding this, anyone should blame us in this abundance, the one administered by us.

For we regard proper things, not only before the Lord, but also before men.

And we sent with them our brother, whom we approve in many things at many times being diligent, but now more diligent, the confidence in you.

Whether concerning Titus, he is my partner and unto you a fellow worker, whether our brethren, apostles of an assembly, to a proper opinion of Christ.

Therefore, the demonstration of your love, and our boasting concerning you, unto them you manifest before the assemblies.