Sermons on Giving
Malachi 3:8-12 Big Idea: Robbing God is stunting growth The Israelite’s giving responsibility was multiple tithes. A tenth was God’s – Leviticus 27:30 The tenth was given to Levites – Numbers 18:21-24 A tenth for the festival tithe – Deuteronomy 14:22-23 A tenth every third year for those in need – Deuteronomy 14:28-29 The tithe was to show love for God and love to others. The tithe, like all of God’s laws, were met with His blessing. The Heavens open How COVID has affected us
Three testimonies from 2017 of how God worked in people’s lives. Mary Ellen – God’s Comfort through loss of a loved one Buck Miller – Learning you can’t outgive God! Jet Bittenbender – His road to accepting Christ as Lord and Savior
The first tithe was offered with a humble heart – Genesis 14:19-20 The tithing law was given in order to change hearts – Leviticus 27:30-33 Levites receiving the tithes were to do so with a servant’s heart – Numbers 18:21-26 Thankful hearts were to present their offerings to God – Deuteronomy 12:5-7 A generous God desires to bless a generous people – Malachi 3:8-10; Proverbs 3:9-10 A Christ Inspired heart shows justice, mercy, faithfulness, and honors God with their offerings How COVID has affected us
Mark 12:28-13:2 The quality of our offering is not measured by the amount, but rather by the heart A sacrifice is an offering, but not all offerings are sacrifices. You don’t have to sound the trumpet for God to see your gift. May the building we do with our offerings be Kingdom building.