What We believe VI Giving

Giving

Giving

Psalm 96.7-8 Give to the Lord O families of the peoples. Give to the Lord, glory and strength. Give to the Lord the glory due His name:  Bring an offering and come into His courts.

  1. God owns it all anyway. Psalm 24.1-2
    1. He owns us. I Cor. 6.19-20
    2. We are stewards. Matt. 25.14-30
      1. Abilities I Peter 4.10
      2. Money Matt. 25.14-30
      3. “Mysteries of God” I Cor. 4.1-2
    3. God has set the example of gracious giving.
      1. Creation Gen1.1
      2. Jesus His Son Jn. 3.16
      3. Abundant Life Jn. 10.10
      4. Eternal Life  Jn. 11.25
      5. Wisdom Ja. 1.5
  2. Old Testament Giving
    1. Examples of Giving
      1. Cain and Abel Gen 4.3-5
      2. Noah Gen 8.15-16, & 20
      3. Abraham Gen 14.18-20
      4. Jacob Gen. 28.20-22
    2. Giving by command
      1. Everything was to be tithed Lev. 27.30-34
      2. Not tithing thought to be robbery of God Mal.3.8-9  
      3. No other challenge like this in the Bible. Mal.3.10-12
  3. New Testament Giving
    1. Act of Benevolence
      1. Community brothers and sisters Acts 4.34-35
      2. Brothers and sisters in Christ I Cor. 16.1-2
    2. Act of Worship Deut. 16.16-17
      1. Giving as unto the Lord I Cor. 10.31
        1. The loaf is the receiving of His Body
        2. The cup is the receiving of His Blood
        3. The offering is a chance to give as He has given.
      2. As God enables us: I Cor. 16.2, II Cor.9.7-8
      3. Cheerfully II Cor. 9.7
    3. Act of love Acts 11.29
      1. Proof of Love II Cor. 8.24
      2. Giving without love I Cor. 13.1-3
      3. Expression of love I John 3.16-18
      4. His love our love I John 4.19