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Giving in The New Testament (2 Corinthians 9: 1 -15) Giving in The New Testament (2 Corinthians 9: 1 -15)

Introduction • Improper attitude – Rich young ruler (Mark 10: 17 -22) – Judas Introduction • Improper attitude – Rich young ruler (Mark 10: 17 -22) – Judas (John 12: 3 -6) – Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5: 1, 2)

Introduction • Proper attitude – David (2 Samuel 24: 24) – The poor widow Introduction • Proper attitude – David (2 Samuel 24: 24) – The poor widow (Mark 12: 41 -44) – Barnabas (Acts 4: 36, 37)

Giving in The Old Testament • Required – Tithes – Redemptions – Penalties – Giving in The Old Testament • Required – Tithes – Redemptions – Penalties – Debt release – Poll taxes – Temple tax • Voluntary – Vows – Tabernacle construction – Temple construction

Principles for Today • Desire – Willing (2 Corinthians 8: 1 -4; 11, 12) Principles for Today • Desire – Willing (2 Corinthians 8: 1 -4; 11, 12) – Begged to be involved (2 Corinthians 8: 4) – Gave cheerfully (v. 7) – Otherwise, no amount is acceptable

Principles for Today • Self first – Commitment (2 Corinthians 8: 5) – Last Principles for Today • Self first – Commitment (2 Corinthians 8: 5) – Last thing “converted? ” – Can’t “buy” the Lord’s favor

Principles for Today • Love – Basis of service (2 Corinthians 8: 24) – Principles for Today • Love – Basis of service (2 Corinthians 8: 24) – Important (1 Corinthians 13: 1 -3) – Love the lost and the brethren (Romans 9: 2, 3; 1 John 3: 17, 18) – Where our heart is (Matthew 6: 33)

Principles for Today • Abounding – No “ho-hum” attitude (2 Corinthians 9: 7 -9) Principles for Today • Abounding – No “ho-hum” attitude (2 Corinthians 9: 7 -9) – Consider Jesus (Hebrews 12: 2) – Could Paul boast about us? (2 Corinthians 8: 24) – Early Christians (Acts 4: 32)

Principles for Today • Purpose – Make a pledge (v. 7) – Just pull Principles for Today • Purpose – Make a pledge (v. 7) – Just pull something out? – Corinthians had “pledged” (v. 2) – We are doing the Lord’s work

How Much? • No percentage given in the N. T. – Recall that tithing How Much? • No percentage given in the N. T. – Recall that tithing was only a part under the Old Law – Much of their giving was voluntary

How Much? • Depends on prosperity – “As prospered” (1 Corinthians 16: 2) – How Much? • Depends on prosperity – “As prospered” (1 Corinthians 16: 2) – Accepts what we are capable of doing (2 Corinthians 8: 12) – Prosperity may vary – However, God shouldn’t suffer due to inflation

How Much? • Reflection of priorities – Kingdom to be first (Matthew 6: 33) How Much? • Reflection of priorities – Kingdom to be first (Matthew 6: 33) – Compare with other spending – Spend more to eat out? – God will not accept leftovers (Malachi 1: 10)

Giving God The Leftovers “Taxes are a part of your expenses from your prosperity. Giving God The Leftovers “Taxes are a part of your expenses from your prosperity. Your house expenses are part of your expenses from your prosperity. So are your medical, your recreational, or your savings expenses. ” (Norman Midgette, Truth Magazine, 3/2/89)

How Much? • How thankful are you? – Appreciate God’s blessings (v. 15) – How Much? • How thankful are you? – Appreciate God’s blessings (v. 15) – Do we figure out the minimum?

Conclusion • Give account someday • Will riches be a witness against us? (James Conclusion • Give account someday • Will riches be a witness against us? (James 5: 1 -3)