Vintage secure 4.6.14

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Vintage secure 4.6.14

  1. 1. TITHING Giving back to God the first 10% of the blessings He’s provided for us
  2. 2. Malachi 3:10-12 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it…
  3. 3. Malachi 3:10-12 “I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.
  4. 4. TITHING Giving back to God the first 10% of the blessings He’s provided for us STEWARDSHIP the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving
  5. 5. RICK DUNHAM “God views the money He has entrusted to as a stewardship. And if we are stewards, that means we do not own the wealth we have, because a steward – by definition – does not own what he manages. In fact, a stewards becomes a bad steward when he puts his own interests ahead of his Master.”
  6. 6. RICK DUNHAM “The ultimate outworking of stewardship is the financial support of God’s Kingdom work, which is central to the fulfillment of God’s purposes here on earth…The myth of stewardship…is the belief that stewardship is giving God a portion of what we have and that the rest is ours to do with as we please”
  7. 7. STEWARDSHIP The wise and effective investment of all the resources the Master has entrusted to us in order to produce the best possible return for Him and His Kingdom
  8. 8. MATTHEW 25:14-30 A “talent” was a monetary unit worth about 20yrs wages for a common laborer… Some translations call this The Parable of The Talents, others The Parable of The Bags of Gold
  9. 9. 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25 1. Stewardship Understands That The Master Will Hold Us Accountable For How We Have Managed EVERYTHING in our trust
  10. 10. 1. Stewardship Understands That The Master Will Hold Us Accountable For How We Have Managed EVERYTHING in our trust Nothing is ever wasted when it is being invested or used to advance God’s glory! 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  11. 11. 2. Stewardship Has a Sense of Urgency To It 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  12. 12. 2. Stewardship Has a Sense of Urgency To It A good steward proactively invests what God has given to him/her with the goal of seeing the best possible return for the Kingdom 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  13. 13. 3. Stewardship Is Measured By Return and Impact, Not By What Is Saved 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  14. 14. 3. Stewardship Is Measured By Return and Impact, Not By What Is Saved You can save a lot of money but fail miserably as God’s steward because you have lost the opportunity for impact…the highest value of stewardship is not what you have saved, but how well you have used what has been entrusted to you for maximum impact 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  15. 15. 4. Stewardship Is Defined By Risk, Not By Playing It Safe 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  16. 16. 4. Stewardship Is Defined By Risk, Not By Playing It Safe People of faith understand that investing in God’s Kingdom work is worth the personal risk, and they’re willing to take the risk of reducing their personal financial position in order to make an investment that will have an impact for eternity 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  17. 17. 5. Stewardship Operates In The Freedom of God’s Trust, Not In The Fear of Failure 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  18. 18. 5. Stewardship Operates In The Freedom of God’s Trust, Not In The Fear of Failure God has given you what He has given you because He is trusting you to handle it well; it’s the enemy who wants to hamstring you with fear, in order to keep you from effectively using what God has entrusted to you 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  19. 19. 6. Stewardship Is Blessed By The Master With Greater Impact 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  20. 20. 6. Stewardship Is Blessed By The Master With Greater Impact We will not win the spiritual battle we find ourselves in by skimping; we will win by effectively targeting resources for maximum impact, and when we invest in God’s Kingdom, HE will add the increase - for us and for His Kingdom – in whatever way and time He sees fit 6 PRINCIPLES FROM MATT 25
  21. 21. Luke 6:37 Give and it will be given back to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.
  22. 22. BEN STERNKE (3dM) “Because of the generosity of our King… we can be confident that anything we commit to God will grow in His Kingdom into an abundant source of blessing for others. The investments we make in the Kingdom are 100% guaranteed to produce a harvest, if we persevere in them.”
  23. 23. - Is Not About EQUAL GIVING, but EQUAL SACRIFICE THE NEHEMIAH PROJECT…
  24. 24. - Is Not About EQUAL GIVING, but EQUAL SACRIFICE - Is Not About Sacrificing OUR “HAVE TOs”, but OUR “GET TOs” THE NEHEMIAH PROJECT…
  25. 25. - Is Not About JESUS STAYING W/US, but US GOING W/HIM! THE NEHEMIAH PROJECT…
  26. 26. APRIL & MAY SCHEDULE - TODAY: Hand OUT intention cards
  27. 27. (New Giving) (One Time Gift on 4.27.14) (Ongoing giving over 2yrs) (GRAND TOTAL over 2yrs)
  28. 28. APRIL & MAY SCHEDULE - TODAY: Hand OUT intention cards - 4.13: Hand IN intention cards - 4.19: Remember Good Friday - 4.20: Celebrate Easter - 4.27: 10th Anniv. & “Big Give!” - {4.28 – 5.10: Move out of Central, paint, get building set up, etc.} - 5.4: Baptism Service - 5.11: 1st Service @ new building?!
  29. 29. SOUL TRAINING Pray, pray and pray some more for: - For your heart to embrace God’s view of stewardship - For insight into how He wants you to invest in TNP - For the courage to trust God enough to obey Him with your finances

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