Giving

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Oswald Sander said;
The basic question is NOT how much money we should give BACK to God, but how much of God’s money we should KEEP for our selves!
it is a great privilege that we can worship the Lord through Giving!

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Giving

  1. 1. Text; Malachi 3; 8-12Malachi 3; 8-12  Will a man rob God? yet ye have robbed me, but ye say, wherein we have robbed thee? And tithes and offerings. 9 ye are cursed with a curse; for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10 bring ye all the tithes into the store house, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now here with, saith the lord of Host, if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessings that their shall room enough to receive it. 11 and I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground neither shall your vines cast its fruits before the time in the field. 12 and all the nation shall call you blessed, for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of Host!
  2. 2. THE CONTEXT!THE CONTEXT! God used Prophet Malachi to Exposed the sin of the PriestGod used Prophet Malachi to Exposed the sin of the Priest and of the entire Israelites on their Giving.and of the entire Israelites on their Giving. Sin of the PriestSin of the Priest I;I; 2; 7 Presenting the2; 7 Presenting the defiled offerings todefiled offerings to God!God! II;II; 2; 2- they did not2; 2- they did not give their offeringsgive their offerings heartily!heartily! III;III; 2; 9 Showing2; 9 Showing Partiality specially inPartiality specially in giving!giving! Sin of the IsraelitesSin of the Israelites I; 2; 10 profaningI; 2; 10 profaning the covenant ofthe covenant of their father!their father! II; 3;8 Robbing GodII; 3;8 Robbing God by not giving theirby not giving their tithes!tithes!
  3. 3. Theme;Theme; Worship the LordWorship the Lord through Giving!through Giving!  Oswald SanderOswald Sander said;  The basic question is NOTNOT how much money we should give BACKBACK to God, but how much of God’s money we should KEEPKEEP for our selves!
  4. 4. Ways to worship the Lord!  A; we can worship the Lord using our Talent!A; we can worship the Lord using our Talent!  Singing *Carpentry  Art *Etc…  B; we can worship the Lord using our Time!B; we can worship the Lord using our Time!  Attend every church Service!  Help cleaning the Church!  C; we can worship the Lord using our Treasure!C; we can worship the Lord using our Treasure!  Giving back our Tithes!  Support financially the Church Ministries!
  5. 5. Observe God’s Reaction duringObserve God’s Reaction during Giving!Giving!  Mark 12;41-44Mark 12;41-44  And Jesus sat Down opposite the treasury and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people putting in large sums. A poor widow and put in two small copper coins, which amount into cents. He called his disciples and said, “truly I say to you this poor widow put in more than all the contributions to the treasury. For they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on”. ObservingObserving SaySay SurplusSurplus
  6. 6. Meaning of the Picture!Meaning of the Picture!  IN 1980’s, 85% of evangelical Churches was looking to the American Churches for financial support! They were dependent to the foreign Mission, the leaders were afraid to teach stewardship on their members!  In 1990’s majority of the foreign Mission stop, above 40% of the churches that was planted during the American mission, collapsed and stop because they can’t afford even to support their workers/ Pastors!
  7. 7. Why Christian will not give?Why Christian will not give? I; Lack of knowledge!I; Lack of knowledge!  A; the Host pastor is afraid toA; the Host pastor is afraid to teach!-teach!- “he will call a well known preacher to educate his members about giving”  B; miss-understood its meaning!-B; miss-understood its meaning!- “ I will not give, the pastor will be rich” II; Lack of Conviction!II; Lack of Conviction!  A; Giving is hard to practice!A; Giving is hard to practice!  B; Giving is not a priority!B; Giving is not a priority!
  8. 8. What is the basis on ourWhat is the basis on our Giving?Giving?  What IS Gross?What IS Gross?  Whole income!  What is net?What is net?  Remaining income after you less your expenses!  Mal; 3; 10 bring ye all the tithes into the store house, that there may be meat in mine house, …” ALLALL Giving is a Personal Conviction! Whether it is net or Gross!Giving is a Personal Conviction! Whether it is net or Gross! The bible encourage us to giveThe bible encourage us to give “ALL”“ALL” our tithes!our tithes! The wordThe word “ALL”“ALL” signifies on our entire incomesignifies on our entire income where we should get our tithes!where we should get our tithes!
  9. 9. Reasons why we should give backReasons why we should give back our tithes?our tithes?  10 bring ye all the tithes into the store house, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now here with, saith the lord of Host, if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessings that their shall room enough to receive it BRINGBRING
  10. 10. Christian farmerChristian farmer Basis God- co farmerGod- co farmer Nothing I Tim; 1;7 Ownershi p 1; Everything Hag; 2;8 Ps; 24;1 2; the Lord owns the farmer too I Cor. 6;19-20 1; Plowing 2; Harrowing 3; Sowing 4; Transplanting 5; Harvesting Work done 1; pouring rain to soften the Ground1; pouring rain to soften the Ground 2; Gives the farmer good health and2; Gives the farmer good health and strengthstrength 3; keeps the working animal and good3; keeps the working animal and good conditioncondition 4; pour more rain free4; pour more rain free 5; makes the seed sprout and live5; makes the seed sprout and live 6; makes the plants grow6; makes the plants grow 7; makes the plants to bear grains7; makes the plants to bear grains 8; ripens the grains8; ripens the grains 9; protects the plans from pest and insects9; protects the plans from pest and insects 10; watches over the entire ownership and10; watches over the entire ownership and the life's of the farmer too!the life's of the farmer too! 90%90% Sharing 10%10% THE CHRISTIAN FARMERTHE CHRISTIAN FARMER
  11. 11. ChristiansChristians Rich GodRich God3;3; PartnerPartner God’s Share 10%God’s Share 10% 1;1; Ask GodAsk God for a Job!for a Job! 2;2; Work HardWork Hard andand Honest!Honest! Malachi 3;10-12Malachi 3;10-12 I; Cursed Remove V9I; Cursed Remove V9 II; Windows of heaven openedII; Windows of heaven opened V10V10 III; Devoureres Rebuke V10III; Devoureres Rebuke V10 IV; Testimony Establish V12IV; Testimony Establish V12 V; Become a delight some landV; Become a delight some land V12V12 Christian Share 90%Christian Share 90% BlessingsBlessings
  12. 12. What is the basis of our giving?What is the basis of our giving?  Old testament!Old testament!  Malachi 3;10Malachi 3;10  10 bring ye all the tithes into the store house, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now here with, saith the lord of Host,  New testament!New testament!  II Corinthians 9;7II Corinthians 9;7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver! TithesTithes CheerfulCheerful
  13. 13. How about Grace Giving?How about Grace Giving?  II Corinthians 9;10 Nasv  Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness! MultiplyMultiply IncreaseIncrease  It means the measurement of our giving is notIt means the measurement of our giving is not bounded by the 10% ! It is an overflowing givingbounded by the 10% ! It is an overflowing giving or beyond the 10% because of the surpassingor beyond the 10% because of the surpassing grace of God!grace of God!

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