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THE MISSION OF GIVING

THE MISSION OF GIVING

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  • THE MISSION OF GIVING
  • A TEST
    • Luke 17: 14When he saw them, he said, " Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed
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    • Are you still complaining?
    • Observe around you and be thankful
    • Let’s try not to feed this endless cycle of consumerism and immorality in which this society forgets the other 2/3 people in the world
    • Let us complain less and give more
  • 10 for God, 0 for me
    • Deut 8:14 then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God
    • Deut 8:17 You may say to yourself, " My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me."
    • Duet 8:18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth
  • 10 for me, 10 for others
    • 2 Cor. 9:11a You will be made rich in every way
    • 2 Cor. 9:11b so that you can be generous on every occasion
    • 2 Cor. 9:13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else
    • Observe within you and give
    • MISSION
  • Mission - Be a blessing to others
    • First Missionary Gen 12:1-3 The Call of Abram
    • 1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.  2 "I will make you into a great nation        and I will bless you;        I will make your name great,        and you will be a blessing .
    •   3 I will bless those who bless you,        and whoever curses you I will curse;        and all peoples on earth        will be blessed through you ."
  • Mission - Be a blessing to others
    • Psalm 67:1-2
    • 1 May God be gracious to us and bless us        and make his face shine upon us, 2 that your ways may be known on earth ,        your salvation among all nations .
  • Mission - Be a blessing to others
    • First Missionary in NT Jesus
    • Matthew 9:35-38 The Workers Are Few
    •   35Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field ."
  • Mission - Be a blessing to others
    • Mission Strategy
    • Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.“
    • Power of the Holy Spirit
    • Cultural significance
  • Mission - Be a blessing to others
    • 1 st Words of Christ to disciples
      • Matthew 4:19" Come , follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men ."
      • Be blessed and be a blessing
    • Last Word of Christ to disciples
      • Mark 16:15He said to them, " Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”
      • Matthew 28:19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
  • Mission - Be a blessing to others
    • Last Word of Christ to disciples
      • Go OUT, take the blessing with you and share it along the way
      • Go, BREAKING THROUGH
  • THE MISSION OF GIVING