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RCCG City of David Joseph Takon February 8, 2015
Giving produces two types of blessings. Gen 8:20 Luke 6:38 Personal and non personal: "more blessed“
Prov 11:24 Isaiah 32:8 2Cor 8:12
Types of Giving 1:To the poor. Prov 19:17 Isaiah 58:7- --during fasting 2:The not poor (doing well) 3:To the Lord. Prov 3:9
Types of Giving 4:To the people of God. Nehemiah 12:44 1Cor 9:12 5:To the cause of God or God's work.
A: Types of Offerings to the Lord Deuteronomy 12:6 "There you shall take your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, your vowed offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks.
A: Types of Offerings to the Lord Deuteronomy 12:6 (NIV) “there bring your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, what you have vowed to give and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks”
A: Types of Offerings to the Lord Nehemiah 12: 44 “And at the same time some were appointed over the rooms of the storehouse for the offerings, the first fruits, and the tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions specified by the Law for the priests and Levites; for Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who ministered”
A: Types of Offerings to the Lord 1:Burnt offerings/sacrifices 2:Tithes 3:Vowed offerings (pledges). 1Sam
A: Types of Offerings to the Lord 4:Freewill offerings (voluntary offerings). Mal 3 5:First fruits. Prov 3:9 Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops;
B. TITHE Definition: It is 10% of your income.
B. TITHE Biblical mentions of tithing: Gen 14:20 And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand." And he gave him a tithe of all.
B. TITHE Biblical mentions of tithing: Gen 28:22 "And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God's house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You."
B. TITHE Biblical mentions of tithing: Luke 11:42 (NKJV) "But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
Who Owns the Tithe? Leviticus 27:30 (NKJV) 'And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's. It is holy to the LORD.
What is the Tithe Used For ? Deuteronomy 26:12 (NKJV) "When you have finished laying aside all the tithe of your increase in the third year--the year of tithing- -and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your gates and be filled,
What is the Tithe Used For ? Deuteronomy 26:13 (NKJV) "then you shall say before the LORD your God: 'I have removed the holy tithe from my house, and also have given them to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not transgressed Your commandments, nor have I forgotten them”.
What is the Tithe Used For ? Malachi 3:10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the Lord.
What is the Tithe Used For? A:For Levites upkeep B:For supporting the work of God C:Supporting the underprivileged
What is the Benefit of Tithing ? 1:Sustaining the House of God 2:Returning what belongs to God - Trustworthy 3:Obedience 4:Character development. 5:Recipe for blessings
Why do you not Tithe ? 1:Ignorance 2:Disobedience 3:Stubbornness 4:Amount is too "large”.
Why do you not Tithe ? 5:My needs are too many 6:Because the money was diverted 7: I was not in church 8: My feelings of hate: I do not like the pastor.
How Do You Tithe ? 1. Put the money aside immediately 1Corinthians 16:2 (NIV) On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
How Do You Tithe ? 1Corinthians 16:2 (NLT) On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
How Do You Tithe ? 2:Put together the arrears 3:Ask God for a blessing 4:Ask God for forgiveness.
Conclusion 1:Tithing comes with a promised blessing
Conclusion 2:Obedience is an element of discipleship. 1Sam 15:22 So Samuel said: "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. 23. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.