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The Overflow Class Week 6


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Loving God with my Body, part 1. Practicing the habit of Giving.

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The Overflow Class Week 6

  1. 1. Week 6: Body Giving
  2. 2. Let’s Get Physical <ul><li>Loving God with MIND – a head trip </li></ul><ul><li>Loving God with SPIRIT – an emotional experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Both are internal , personal , and can be concealed . </li></ul><ul><li>Loving God with the BODY makes it real and requires inter action! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dividing Body into Two Weeks <ul><li>This week: Giving </li></ul><ul><li>Next week: Serving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For next week: go to our class page on and read the list of spiritual gifts </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Views on the physical/spiritual Everything is Physical Everything is Spiritual Spiritual is Good Physical is Bad Interdependence/Unity in Spiritual and Physical Atheism No God Pantheism All is God/Mind Platonic Dualism Hebrew/Early Christian Wholism What is the implication of each view for how we should view the physical world?
  5. 5. Small Group Discussion <ul><li>Discuss questions #2, #4, #5 </li></ul><ul><li>#7 for Q&A </li></ul>
  6. 6. Q & A
  7. 7. Giving
  8. 8. Large Group Question <ul><li>Why are people generally resistant to giving financial resources to a church? </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Guideline for Giving 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
  10. 10. Context for the Passage <ul><li>Paul is collecting money for the church in Jerusalem that had fallen on hard times. </li></ul>
  11. 12. The Underlying Principle 2 Corinthians 9:6 <ul><li>You Reap What You Sow </li></ul>
  12. 13. Follow God’s Plan 2 Corinthians 9:1-7 <ul><li>Three FAQ’s about Giving </li></ul><ul><li>How Much? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>To Whom? </li></ul>
  13. 14. FAQ #1: How Much? <ul><li>2 Corinthians 9:7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You must decide in your heart… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Genesis 14:20 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abraham gave a tenth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Genesis 28:22 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jacob gave a tenth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leviticus 27:30 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Law of Moses required a tenth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Matthew 23:23 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus acknowledged the tenth </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. A Good Model <ul><li>10/10/80 Principle </li></ul><ul><li>10% to God – first fruits: acknowledge his provision </li></ul><ul><li>10% to Savings – be a good steward </li></ul><ul><li>80% for living expenses – hey, you have to eat, right? </li></ul>
  15. 16. FAQ #2: When? <ul><li>1 Corinthians 16:2 </li></ul><ul><li>A Good principle: When you get, give. </li></ul>
  16. 17. FAQ #3: To Whom? <ul><li>Malachi 3:10 </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you fed and connected? This is your “storehouse” </li></ul><ul><li>A good principle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tithe to the storehouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give “above and beyond” to your favorite ministries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sacrifice for presented need. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Rely on God’s Provision 2 Corinthians 9:8-9 <ul><li>What is God able to do? </li></ul>
  18. 19. Claim God’s Promise 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 <ul><li>What does God promise? </li></ul><ul><li>Malachi 3:10 </li></ul>
  19. 20. The Benefit of Giving 2 Corinthians 9:12-14 <ul><li>It Encourages the Body </li></ul><ul><li>It Unifies the Body </li></ul>
  20. 21. Reflecting God’s Image <ul><li>2 Corinthians 9:15 </li></ul>
  21. 22. Small Group Discussion <ul><li>What are some of your issues with the topic of giving? Resistant, positive, curious… </li></ul><ul><li>How would you like the group to pray for you this week? </li></ul>