Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Purpose of Giving - 12 Benefits


1.   GIVING/GENEROSITY ____________ ____________
“You will be glorifying God through your generous gifts.  Your generosity will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ.”  2 Corinthians 9:13 (NLT)
“Whoever is generous to the needy honors God.”  Proverb 14:31 (ESV)
2.   GIVING/GENEROSITY DRAWS ME ____________TO ____________
 “The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God first in your lives.” Deuteronomy 14:23b (LB)
“Your heart will be wherever your treasure is.”  Matthew 6:21 (NCV)
3. GIVING/GENEROSITY MAKES ME ____________________________________
 “The greedy always want more, but the godly love to give!” Proverb 21:26 (NLT)
“Purity is best demonstrated by GENEROSITY.”  Luke 11:41 (LB)
“You cannot serve both God and money.”  Matthew 6:24
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them... to be generous and willing to share.  In this way... they will take hold of the life that is True Life.”  1 Timothy 6:17-19
 “Your giving proves the reality of your faith...” 2 Cor 9:13 (Ph)
You are generous because of your faith.”  Philemon 1:6
“Bring your whole tithe to My storehouse.  Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you won’t have room enough for it!”  Malachi 3:10
6.    GIVING/GENEROSITY ____________MY ____________
“If you are untrustworthy with worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?”  Luke 16:11 (NLT)
7.  GIVING/GENEROSITY BRINGS ________________________
“Generous people will be blessed...”  Proverb 22:9 (NCV)
“Give generously     then because of this God will bless you in
all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” Deut. 15:10
“God loves the one who gives gladly.  And God will make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more so that there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty left over to give joyfully to others.”  2 Corinthians 9:7-8
8.               GIVING/GENEROSITY INCREASES MY ____________
Jesus said, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.”  Acts 20:35 (TEV)
9.               GIVING/GENEROSITY EXPANDS MY ____________
“The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy will get smaller and smaller.”  Proverb 11:24 (Mes)
“Those who give generously to those in need... will never be forgotten... they will have influence and honor.”  Psalm 112:9(NLT)
10.          GIVING/GENEROSITY MULTIPLIES MY ____________
“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverb 11:25 (NIV)
“You will be enriched so that you can give even more generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:11a (NLT)
11. GIVING/GENEROSITY BRINGS ________________________
“All goes well for the generous man who conducts his business fairly.  Such a man will not be overthrown by evil circumstances.  God’s constant care of him will make a deep impression on all who see it.” Psalm 112:5-6 (LB)
12. GIVING/GENEROSITY WILL BE ____________IN ____________
“Use your money to do good... always being ready to share with others whatever God has given you.  By doing this you will be storing up real treasure for themselves in heaven—it is the only safe investment for eternity!  And they will be living a fruitful Christian life down here as well.”  1 Timothy 6:18-19 (LB)

“I tell you, use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends.  In this way, your generosity stores up a reward for you in heaven.  Luke 16:9 (NLT)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

All I Do is Win

Pericope: Jude 24

Sermon Text: Jude 24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—

Sermon Title: All I Do Is Win

Point 1: Believe in themselves.  They are Winners

Judges 6:15 15 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”

Ephesians 3:20 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

1 John 4:4-  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Ephesians 3:20  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

Point 2: Winners think differently Proverbs 23:6 6“Do not eat the food of a begrudging host,

Romans 12:2 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Point 3: Winners use the word as their weapon of choice Hebrews 4: 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Psalm 119:13 13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.

Point 4: Winners don’t quit 1 Corinthians 15:58 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

Point 5: Winners believe God will help them win

2 Chronicles 20:20b 20b As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.”

2 Chronicles 20:15b 15bThis is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.

Life Application:

Sunday, January 21, 2018

GPS pt 4-Trust Him for More

Sermon Text:  2 Kings 13:19 - 19 The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.”

Sermon Title:  GPS Pt 4 – Trust Him for More

Point 1:  Pull the bow and arrow back vs. 16 Take the bow in your hands, “he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands.

Point 2: Realize opportunities sometimes are disguised as certain defeat.  vs 17 …The Lords arrows of victory…

Point 3: Follow the instructions of the man of God with faith not fear. vs. 16 Take the bow in your hands, “he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands. (17) Open the East window [toward Syria]…

Point 4:  Use all your arrows for him. Vs. 18 Then he said take the arrows and the king took them. Elisha told him. “Strike the ground the ground. “He struck it three times and stopped. (19) The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will only defeat it three times.” 

Life Application 
1. Let God pull you back, so he can shoot you into 2018
2. Trust God with what you have in 2018 
3. Obey God’s instructions in 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

GPS - God Prospering for Success

Sermon Text: Malachi 3: 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.
“But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’

Sermon Title: GPS: God Prospering For Success

Genesis 14:18-20 - 18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
    Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And praise be to God Most High,  who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
1.    Abraham was compelled to tithe by what God did in his life.
2.     His tithe predated the law because relationship isn't legal. 

Leviticus 27:30 - 30 “‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.
1.   Our tithe is holy
2.  Our tithe doesn't belong to us. 

2 Corinthians 9: 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
1.  Relationships should be cheerful
2.  Relationships that are drudgery don't last

Galatians 6:7 - 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Genesis 8:22 - “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night
will never cease.”
1.  Relationships are cyclical.
2.  God is into you for life.

Life Application
1.  Start your relationship with God through Jesus Christ
2.  Increase your trust for 2018

3.  Do the 90 day tile challenge

Family Exercise

    worship (online only) please complete the Life Application from the sermon.  See attached or below.   Family Exercise – Virtual Family S...