4G Comittments - GIVE

Kevin Martin - 11/3/2019

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4G Comittments (GIVE)
November 3, 2019

Introduction: The goal today is to take a step of growth in Jesus Christ concerning our giving.

Tension point #1: The calling of Christ (John 14:15; I John 2:3; Matthew 6:24, 16:24-26)
Truth – You can obey Christ.

Tension point #2: Money is tight.
Truth – You can find the margin in your budget to give.

Tension point #3: Change is difficult.
Truth – You can choose to change.

Giving according to the Old Testament:

1) Giving to God was part of life since the very beginning.
Principle – give to God sacrificially.

2) Giving to God was based on the principle of “firstfruits.
Principle – give God your best!

3) Giving to God was seen in the context of the tithe (10%).
Principle – Give to God generously.

4) Giving to God was an act of worship, thanksgiving, and remembrance.
Principle – Give to God because He has given significantly more to you.

5) Giving to God was blessed by God – Malachi 3:7-12, Proverbs 3:9-10.
Principle – Giving to God will always be rewarded.

Main Scriptures: Mark 10:17-27; Matthew 6:19-21; 33; Luke 21:1-4
(see also Ecclesiastes 5:10; Matthew 13:3, 7-8, 22-23, 44; Luke 7:36-50, 12:13-21; Colossians 3:1-4; I Timothy 6:10, 17-19; Hebrews 13:5)

Main idea:
Your money follows your focus.
Your focus determines your fruitfulness.
Your eternal fruitfulness should be your focus.

Conclusion: What do we do now? Where, why, and how should we give? John 3:16, Romans 6:23b - - - > I John 2:6; Philippians 2:5-8; II Corinthians 9:7

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