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The Treasure Principle - Session 4

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Heritage Presbyterian Church
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The Treasure Principle - Session 4

  1. 1. THE TREASURE PRINCIPLE Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving Adult Sunday School 2018 (Four Sessions)
  2. 2. The Joy of Giving 2 Class Description & Outline Explore the guidelines and rewards of giving as highlighted in the six “Treasure Principle Keys” found in Scripture. Biblical and practical, this perspective-shifting series helps Christians replace anxiety over money and possessions with something far more priceless: the liberating joy of giving! • Session One: The Treasure of Giving • Session Two: The Spirituality of Giving • Session Three: The Sacrifice of Giving • Session Four: The Joy of Giving
  3. 3. The Joy of Giving 3 Key Verses • 1 Timothy 6:17-19 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. • 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 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. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
  4. 4. The Joy of Giving 4 Key Issues • As the wealthiest man on earth, Solomon learned that affluence didn’t satisfy. All it did was give him greater opportunity to chase more mirages. People tend to run out of money before mirages, so they cling to the myth that things they can’t afford will satisfy them. • We keep getting fooled because our hearts yearn for treasure here and now. We’re tempted to imagine that the earthly treasures we see around us are the genuine items rather than mere shadows of the real treasures. • Tithing isn’t the ceiling of giving; it’s the floor. It’s not the finish line of giving; it’s just the starting blocks. Tithes can be the training wheels to launch us into the mind-set, skills, and habits of grace giving.
  5. 5. The Joy of Giving 5 Video Highlights • The antidote to materialism • Giving 101 • Graduate level giving • God’s classroom • Give it now or give it later? • Why has God entrusted so much to us?
  6. 6. The Joy of Giving 6 Video: The Sacrifice of Giving
  7. 7. The Joy of Giving 7 Video Discussion • Why does God give some of His children more than they need and others less than they need? • Tell about a time when giving helped you “wake up” to the realities of earthly and heavenly treasure. • If what our children need most from us is a spiritual heritage, not an material inheritance, how can you leave enough to your children to help them, but not enough to hurt or tempt them? How might the difference benefit God’s kingdom?
  8. 8. The Joy of Giving 8 Bible Exploration • Read Ecclesiastes 5:10-15. Choose one of Solomon’s statements that has been especially evident in your experience. How does it help explain the emptiness of materialism? • Read James 4:13-17. What would James say about plans to give away money in the future, but not today?
  9. 9. The Joy of Giving 9 Living the Truth • Think about your life and the specific ways you are lured by the dream world of materialism. How, exactly, does giving affect your material urges, both in the short run and in the long run? • Should prayer warriors tell us nothing about their prayer lives and Bible students nothing about how they study the Bible? While respecting others’ privacy, how can we encourage each other toward more mature giving? How can skilled givers pass on what they’ve learned without being prideful?
  10. 10. The Joy of Giving 10 Questions for God • Pray: “God, search my heart and show me whether I’m allowing any excuses to hold me back from the joy and fulfillment of giving generously. Give me wisdom to discern between an excuse and a valid doctrinal position.” • Pray: “Your Word gives me the basic principles, but the particulars of timing, inheritance, and other giving issues are harder to figure out. How can I discern Your wisdom from among all the voices around me…friends, family, church, the needy, financial counselors, and so on?”
  11. 11. The Joy of Giving 11 Treasure Principle Keys 5. Giving is the only antidote to Materialism • Giving is a joyful surrender to a greater person and a greater agenda. It dethrones me and exalts Him. 6. God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving • God gives us more money than we need so we can give—generously
  12. 12. The Joy of Giving 12 Scripture Memory But as you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you--see that you excel in this act of grace also. I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:7-9
  13. 13. The Joy of Giving 13 Review the Six Treasure Principle Keys 1. God owns everything; I’m His money manager 2. My heart always goes where I put God’s money 3. Heaven—the New Earth, not the present one—is my home 4. I should live today not for the dot, but for the line 5. Giving is the only antidote to Materialism 6. God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving

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