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1 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

2 5,280 verses on this topic … 16 out of 38 parables …

3 5,280 verses on this topic … 16 out of 38 parables … MONEY $$$

4 GIVING

5 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 “ 1 Now about the collection for God’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. 2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.”

6 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 “ 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.”

7 But God allows us to enjoy what we have in life, and He asks that we give only a portion back as a sign of our thanksgiving and faithfulness. Yet how much is that portion ? And what are the principles behind biblical spiritual giving ?

8 Genesis 4:2b-5 “Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. 4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor …

9 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 1.Genesis 4:2- 5 God gets first, God gets the best.

10 Genesis 14 “ 18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.”

11 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 1.Genesis 4:2- 5 God gets first, God gets the best. 2.Genesis 14: %Giving in recognition and thanksgiving for God’s help.

12 Leviticus 1:1-2, 14, 17b “ 1 The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting. He said, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When any of you brings an offering to the Lord, bring as your offering an animal from either the herd or the flock “If the offering to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, he is to offer a dove or a young pigeon b "... It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the Lord."

13 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 1.Genesis 4:2- 5 God gets first, God gets the best. 2.Genesis 14: %Giving in recognition and thanksgiving for God’s help. 3.Leviticus 1:1-2, 14, 17b A fixed amount (bull, sheep, goat, pigeons, doves, grains) Giving is an act of worship unto God.

14 Leviticus 2:3 “ 3 The rest of the grain offering belongs to Aaron and his sons; it is a most holy part of the offerings made to the Lord by fire.”

15 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 2.Genesis 14: %Giving in recognition and thanksgiving for God’s help. 3.Leviticus 1:1-2, 14, 17b A fixed amount Giving is an act of worship unto God. 4.Leviticus 2:3 The purpose of Giving is to upkeep the Church and her workers.

16 $425 per member annually

17 Leviticus 27:30, 32 “ 30 A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord The entire tithe of the herd and flock—every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd’s rod — will be holy to the Lord.”

18 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 2.Genesis 14: %Giving in recognition and thanksgiving for God’s help. 3. Leviticus 1:1-2, 14, 17b A fixed amount Giving is an act of worship unto God. 4. Leviticus 2:3The purpose of Giving is to upkeep the Church and her workers. 5.Leviticus 27:30, 32 Tithe (10%) The Tithe belongs to God.

19 Malachi 3:8 “ 8 Will a man rob God? Yet you rob Me. But you ask, ‘How do we rob You?’ In tithes and offerings.”

20 NamePledge (per month) 1.Rev Loretta Lim$400 2.Julie Ong$1,000 3.You $100

21 Our Lord wants us to honor Him, to be humble and not to fear men nor to show off.

22 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 1.Genesis 4:2-5God gets first, God gets the best. 2.Genesis 14: %Giving in recognition and thanksgiving for God’s help. 3.Leviticus 1:1- 2, 14, 17b A fixed amount Giving is an act of worship unto God. 4.Leviticus 2:3The purpose of Giving is to upkeep the Church and her workers. 5.Leviticus 27:30, 32 Tithe (10%) The Tithe belongs to God.

23 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 1.Genesis 4:2-5God gets first, God gets the best. 2.Genesis 14: %Giving in recognition and thanksgiving for God’s help. 3.Leviticus 1:1- 2, 14, 17b A fixed amount Giving is an act of worship unto God. 4.Leviticus 2:3The purpose of Giving is to upkeep the Church and her workers. 5.Leviticus 27:30, 32 Tithe (10%) The Tithe belongs to God. What we do with our money is not trivial to God. What we do with our giving is important to Him.

24 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 “ 1 Now about the collection for God’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. 2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.”

25 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 4.Leviticus 2:3The purpose of Giving is to upkeep the Church and her workers. 5.Leviticus 27:30, 32 Tithe (10%)The Tithe belongs to God. 6.1 Cor 16:1- 2 In proportion of one’s income a) Not the actual sum we give that matters to God, but the amount in relation to what we have.

26 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 1.Genesis 4:2- 5 God gets first, God gets the best. 6.1 Cor 16:1-2In proportion of one’s income a) Not the actual sum we give that matters to God, but the amount in relation to what we have. 7.b) God should get the first-fruits.

27 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 “ 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.”

28 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 8.2 Cor 9:6-7There is a return for the portion we choose to give. If we give little, we receive little. If we give much, we receive much. God is a generous God and He desires His people to be generous too. God promises us that our generosity will be rewarded – short-term, life-term, or eternal- term.

29 2 Corinthians 9:6 “ 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” “I keep shoving out and God keeps shoving in. The only difference is that God’s shovel is a much bigger one.” – Pastor Benny Ho

30 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 1.Genesis 4:2-5God gets first, God gets the best. 2.Genesis 14: %Giving in recognition and thanksgiving for God’s help. 3.Leviticus 1:1- 2, 14, 17b A fixed amountGiving is an act of worship unto God. 4.Leviticus 2:3The purpose of Giving is to upkeep the Church and her workers. 5.Leviticus 27:30, 32 Tithe (10%)The Tithe belongs to God. 6.1 Cor 16:1-2In proportion of one’s income a) Not the actual sum we give that matters to God, but the amount in relation to what we have. 7.b) God should get the first-fruits. 8.2 Cor 9:6-7Portion determines returns God promises us that our generosity will be rewarded – short-term, life- term, or eternal-term.

31 Should it be 10% of our salary, or a lesser proportion (perhaps 5%) or a fixed amount like $425 ?

32 $3421 per year (Total projected expenditure [$834700] / number of members [244]),

33 How do I encourage / motivate you to give ?

34 Guilt ?

35 NamePledge (per month) 1.Rev Loretta Lim$400 2.Julie Ong$1,000 3.You $100

36 How do I encourage / motivate you to give ? Guilt ? Greed ?

37 2 Corinthians 9:6 “ 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” Greed ?

38 2 Corinthians 9:6 “ 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” God can choose to reward us in the short-term, life-term or eternal- term.

39 How do I encourage / motivate you to give ? Guilt ? Greed ? Grace ?

40 2 Corinthians 9:7 “ 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.”

41 Money and giving are actually tools of God to help us in our walk as His disciples, in our transformation to become more like Jesus.

42 Jesus recognized the value of money but He saw it as a means for us to love God and to love others.

43 How much is the cost of a person ? Would we give 2 years of our income to save 1 soul ?

44 How much is the cost of a person ? Would we give 2 years of our income to save 1 soul ? If we give by faith, give generously, give to worship God, give to support His Church, give to bless others, God will transform us.

45 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 1.Genesis 4:2-5God gets first, God gets the best. 2.Genesis 14: %Giving in recognition and thanksgiving for God’s help. 3.Leviticus 1:1-2, 14, 17b A fixed amountGiving is an act of worship unto God. 4.Leviticus 2:3The purpose of Giving is to upkeep the Church and her workers. 5.Lev 27:30, 32Tithe (10%)The Tithe belongs to God. 6.1 Cor 16:1-2In proportion of one’s income a) Not the actual sum we give that matters to God, but the amount in relation to what we have. 7.b) God should get the first-fruits Cor 9:6-7Portion determines returns God promises us that our generosity will be rewarded – short-term, life- term, or eternal-term. 9. We decide in our heart how much we want to give. We give not reluctantly or under compulsion, but cheerfully.

46 Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.”

47 ScripturesPortionPrinciple 5.Lev 27:30, 32Tithe (10%)The Tithe belongs to God. 6.1 Cor 16:1-2In proportion of one’s income a) Not the actual sum we give that matters to God, but the amount in relation to what we have. 7.b) God should get the first-fruits Cor 9:6-7Portion determines returns God promises us that our generosity will be rewarded – short-term, life- term, or eternal-term. 9. We decide in our heart how much we want to give. We give not reluctantly or under compulsion, but cheerfully. 10.Romans 12:1 ALLThe Lord wants us to avail to Him our lives, including our talents, our time, our money, to worship Him, to serve Him.

48 “Enjoyment is not just about staying in 5- star hotels or comfort or luxuries. Once you enjoy helping others, your enjoyment is infinite because you are never done.” – Robert Kee


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