Presentation on theme: "The Way God Takes Care of Me My God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV)"— Presentation transcript:
The Way God Takes Care of Me My God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
2 Corinthians 9:6-13 (Page 862) * 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:6-13 * 9 As it is written: "He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever." * 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 9:6-13 * 12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. (NIV)
I. When You Have a Need: *... Plant a Seed * Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6 (NIV) * God: My ways are not your ways. Isaiah 55:8 (NIV)
I. When You Have a Need... Plant a Seed. * MANS WAY: Borrow! Work More! Beg or Steal! * GODS WAY: G – I – V – E * Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38 (NIV)
II. Give With the Right: *... Attitude * Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)
How We Are to Give * Give thoughtfully *... make up your own mind... * Give enthusiastically *... not reluctantly... * Give voluntarily *... not in response to pressure...
How We Are to Give * Give cheerfully * God loves a person who gives cheerfully * Give weekly * On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income Corinthians 16:2a (NIV)
How Can I Give Cheerfully? * 1. Remember... It all comes from God. * Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 2 Corinthians 9:10 (NIV)
How Can I Give Cheerfully? * 2. Remember... Gods guarantee. * You will be enriched so that you can give even more generously. 2 Corinthians 9:11 (NLT) * 3. Remember... My eternal reward. * Use your worldly resources to benefit others. In this way, your generosity stores up rewards for you in heaven. Luke 16:9 (NLT)
III. Expect God to Meet: *... My needs * And God is able to make ALL grace abound to you, so that in ALL things at ALL times, having ALL you need, you will abound in EVERY good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)
Why is my giving so important to God? * It is proof of your faith! People will praise God because you obey the gospel you say you believe and because you freely share with them and others. 2 Corinthians 9:13 (NCV)
Why is my giving so important to God? *... Bring your whole tithe into the storehouse. Test me in this, says the Lord, and see if I will not throw open floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have enough room for it! Malachi 3:8-11 (NIV)
Why is my giving so important to God? * Remember the generosity of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 8:9 (Ph) *... We are saved because Jesus amazingly and out of sheer generosity moved to save us... Acts 15:11 (Message)
Why is my giving so important to God? * We all live off His generosity and bounty, gift after gift after gift. John 1:16 (Message) * Offer your lives as a living sacrifice to Him. When you think of what Hes done for you, is this too much to ask? Romans 12:1 (LB)