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Tithing

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    • 1. Tithing
    • 2. Not…
    • 3. Tithing
    • 4. It means taking 10%
    • 5. It means taking 10%
    • 6. and giving it to the LORD
    • 7. and giving it to the LORD
    • 8. Many ancient countries tithed
    • 9. Many ancient countries tithed • Egypt, Syria, Babylonia, Lydia…
    • 10. Many ancient countries tithed • Egypt, Syria, Babylonia, Lydia… • More of a tax than a religious act
    • 11. Tithing is first mentioned in the time of Abraham
    • 12. Tithing is first mentioned in the time of Abraham • Genesis 14:18-20 — Melchizedek
    • 13. Tithing is first mentioned in the time of Abraham • Genesis 14:18-20 — Melchizedek • Referred to in Hebrews 7:1-10
    • 14. Tithing was commanded under the law of Moses
    • 15. Tithing was commanded under the law of Moses • Lev. 27:30 “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.”
    • 16. Tithing was commanded under the law of Moses • Lev. 27:30 “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.” • Num 18:21-29
    • 17. Tithing was commanded under the law of Moses • Lev. 27:30 “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.” • Num 18:21-29 • Deut. 12:17-18
    • 18. Tithing was commanded under the law of Moses • Lev. 27:30 “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.” • Num 18:21-29 • Deut. 12:17-18 • Deut. 14:22-29
    • 19. The Israelites at times neglected the tithe
    • 20. The Israelites at times neglected the tithe • Nehemiah 13:10-13
    • 21. The Israelites at times neglected the tithe • Nehemiah 13:10-13 • Malachi 3:8-10
    • 22. In the time of Jesus, the tithe was a legalistic ritual
    • 23. In the time of Jesus, the tithe was a legalistic ritual • Matthew 23:23
    • 24. In the time of Jesus, the tithe was a legalistic ritual • Matthew 23:23 • Luke 18:12
    • 25. The New Testament never commands that we give 10%!
    • 26. Early Christian writers taught that the tithe belonged to the Old Covenant
    • 27. Early Christian writers taught that the tithe belonged to the Old Covenant They said that Christians were free to give much, much more!
    • 28. What about us?
    • 29. What about us? There is nothing wrong with tithing on a personal basis
    • 30. What about us? There is nothing wrong with tithing on a personal basis • It can be a good place to start for a new Christian
    • 31. What about us? There is nothing wrong with tithing on a personal basis • It can be a good place to start for a new Christian • It can be a good guideline for us all
    • 32. What about us? There is much wrong with requiring the tithe on a legalistic basis
    • 33. What about us? There is much wrong with requiring the tithe on a legalistic basis • Christians are free from the Old Testament law
    • 34. What about us? There is much wrong with requiring the tithe on a legalistic basis • Christians are free from the Old Testament law • To try to keep the law is to fall from grace (Gal. 5:4)
    • 35. What about us? Christian giving is free and from the heart
    • 36. What about us? Christian giving is free and from the heart • We give motivated by love, not by law
    • 37. What about us? Christian giving is free and from the heart • We give motivated by love, not by law • We give according to what we have received from God
    • 38. What about us? Christian giving is free and from the heart • We give motivated by love, not by law • We give according to what we have received from God • Spiritual blessings • Material blessings
    • 39. What about us? We are free to give much more than 10%!
    • 40. What about us? We are free to give much more than 10%! • Not all giving happens quot;in the basketquot;
    • 41. What about us? We are free to give much more than 10%! • Not all giving happens quot;in the basketquot; • We should not try and keep detailed records of everything that we give
    • 42. What about us? We should give joyfully
    • 43. What about us? We should give joyfully • The Israelites were to tithe joyfully
    • 44. What about us? We should give joyfully • The Israelites were to tithe joyfully • We should be even more joyful!
    • 45. What about us? We should give joyfully • The Israelites were to tithe joyfully • We should be even more joyful! • “God loves a cheerful giver”
    • 46. “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Luke 12:33-34)
    • 47. “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Luke 12:33-34)