Sermon May 26, 2013 Scriptural Values that Guide Our Use of Money

Part 1 - Pastor Bert

Making is Necessary... Saving is wise... Giving is Better...

But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete

earnestness and in your love for us see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Cor. 8:7

I. Giving brings _____________

…more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35b

II. Giving is a _____________ Issue:

- Generously & Willingly

 2 Cor 9:5b

Ill. Giving Builds _____________

...Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of

heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Mal. 3:10

IV. Giving is _____________

- Tithes (10%) and Offerings

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse... Mal. 3:10a


V. Giving is Giving _____________ - Expression of Gratitude

Gratitude for what He has _____________

I will not take for the LORD what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing. 1 Chr. 21


Gratitude for who He _____________ - creator


VI. Giving Allows us to Participate in _____________

Here is a boy with 5 small barley loaves and 2 small fish... John 6:9

...The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, be sides

women and children. Matt. 14:21


VII. Giving helps Support Ministry _____________

- God Calls Leaders

The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double

honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. 18 For the

Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and

“The worker deserves his wages.” 1 Tim. 5:17

VIII. Giving is an investment in

- People Matter

So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish

the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready

as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given. 2 Cor. 9:5

IX. Giving Reflects

…offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your

spiritual act of worship. Rom. 12:1

X. Giving is a Vital Part in _____________ the Great Commission

Part of Going is Giving

Therefore go and make disciples... Matt. 28:19