Why Give to God?

Discovering Blessed Living Part 4 “Why Give to God?”

Mat. 6:19-21 – NIV

I Tim. 7-10 – NIV

*Wealth that comes into our possession is a “test” from God that reflects the condition of our heart

5 Reason to give to God:

Giving directs our heart towards the things of God (Mat.6:21)

*Money leads hearts follow

     2. Giving brings rewards in heaven

     *Mat. 16:27 – NIV

3. Giving defeats greed

Luke 12:15 – NIV

Mat. 13:22 – NIV

I Tim. 6:9 –NIV

Eccl. 5:10 – NIV

4. Giving defeats depression and fear

2 Cor.9:7 – NIV

Prov. 11:24 – NIV

2 Cor. 9:12 – NIV

Giving to God releases us from the fear of provision

Mat. 6:25-26 – NIV

5. Giving Makes us more like God

2 Cor. 9:15 – NIV

*The devil is a “taker” God is a “giver”!

7 Keys to Generous Living

7 Keys to Generous Living

2 Cor. 9-6-15 – NIV

I Cor. 4:7 – NIV

Psalm 24:1

7 Keys to Generous Living:

1. Understand the law of sowing and reaping (Vs.6)

Gal. 6:7 – NIV

2. Understand that giving is a matter of the heart (Vs.7a)

3. Understand that God cares about our attitude when we give (Vs.7b)

Deut. 15:10 – NIV

4. Understand that God is able to supply your need “after” you give! (Vs.8)

*Wealth and our attitude toward it reveals the character of our heart.

*Mat. 6:21 – KJV

5. Understand that God entrusts “seed” to “sowers” (Vs. 10)

6. Understand that God promises a “harvest” to those who give (Vs.10-11)

7. Understand that Generosity and Obedience must accompany our confession of the gospel

*A generous life is one of the clearest ways to demonstrate Christ to a “me centered” world.

Identifying The Spirit of Mammon

This series is based on Robert Morris’ book, The Blessed Life. This series will do more than guarantee financial results, it will change every area of your life, including: marriage, family, health, and relationships. For when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life journey is affected.

First Things First

Pastor Kevin kicks off his new series, Discovering Blessed Living. This series is based on Robert Morris’ book, The Blessed Life. This series will do more than guarantee financial results, it will change every area of your life, including: marriage, family, health, and relationships. For when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life journey is affected.