Christian foundations 201 - Stewardship & Tithing

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Christian foundations 201 - Stewardship & Tithing

  1. 1. Stewardship Tithing CHRISTIAN FOUNDATIONS 201
  2. 2. StewardshipWhat comes to mind? Google “The management of estates or affairs not his own”
  3. 3. Good Steward Wisely and correctly uses the things he has Manages everything He has given us time abilities spiritual gifts materials money
  4. 4. What comes Tithing to mind? 10% of income A command in the bible Applies to rich and poor Set apart for God
  5. 5. Why do we tithe? A way to worship and honor God An act of worship • Using our abilities to serve in the church Appreciate His provision and protection e.g. Israelites and circumcision, Noah and the rainbow. 1
  6. 6. Builds up our faith • Acknowledge and trust God as one we can depend on. Why do we tithe? • Reminds us that He is our provider. • Place Him first, before our money and materials Ex 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me” 2
  7. 7. Why do we tithe? Opportunity to receive His abundant blessings Mal 3:10 “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.” Everything we have belongs to Him Ps 24:1 “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”
  8. 8. Support God’s full-time servants Bible Egs Why do we tithe? • Levites • Apostle Paul Tithing enables His full-time servants to • Covers their daily living costs. • Have more time and freedom to build the church 3
  9. 9. Why do we tithe? Support God’s work in the local church Helps the church to Keep running electricity water bills Start new and cont. current projects mission trips, community projects building projects. 4
  10. 10. How did Jesus teach about tithing? Matt Give with correct attitude rather than out of ritual “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices-mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the lawjustice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.”
  11. 11. Mal 3:8-10 • It’s a sin • We can lack God’s blessings in our lives. Prov 11:24 We can experience natural and spiritual poverty What happens if we don’t Give tithes to God?
  12. 12. 4 reasons why some 1 Christians 2 don’t give tithes to 3 God? 4 Lack understanding and teaching. Love money and materials more than God. Difficulty in trusting God, that He will provide for them. May not value God’s grace with the same gratitude as others.
  13. 13. Note Since God is God, He can choose how He blesses us. It could be 1 of the 4, a couple of the 4 or all of the 4. It is really up to Him. 4 promi of God those w give tith
  14. 14. 4 promises Spiritual Blessings of God for “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 you will not have room enough for it” Mal 3:10 those who give tithes?
  15. 15. 4 promises Material and financial of God for blessings those who Prov 3:9-10 “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. 2 Cor 9:6 “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” give tithes? 2
  16. 16. 4 promises of God for Mal 3:11 those who give tithes? God will protect “I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruits.” says the Lord Almighty. God will take care of us and protect us. 3
  17. 17. We will receive 4 promises eternal blessings of God for Receive blessings both now and in the future, and rewards in heaven. those who give tithes? 4
  18. 18. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, the your heart will be also.” 4 promises of God for those who give tithes? Matt 6:19-21
  19. 19. Where should we give tithes? “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 you will not have room enough for it” Mal 3:10
  20. 20. God’s storehouse Where is the local church should we give tithes? Local church is where we receive our spiritual food Thus, we should give our tithes to the local church as it says in Mal 3:10

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