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1 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving

2 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving 1.Israel’s offerings were voluntarily given. Ex. 35:20 2.Israel’s gifts were willingly, joyfully given. Ex. 35:5 3.The gifts of Israelites were abundantly given. Ex. 36:2-7 4.The giving of the Israelites was unanimous. Ex The giving of the Israelites was proportionate. 6.The giving of the Israelites included both material goods and technical services.

3 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving 2.Israel’s gifts were willingly, joyfully given. Ex. 35:5 3.The gifts of Israelites were abundantly given. Ex. 36:2-7 4.The giving of the Israelites was unanimous. Ex The giving of the Israelites was proportionate. 6.The giving of the Israelites included both material goods and technical services. 7.The contributions of the Israelites were of the highest quality.

4 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving I.God’s Command to Give – Exodus 35:1-5 Exodus 25:1,2 – “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.”

5 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving I.God’s Command to Give – Exodus 35:1-5 Not an option, opinion, or suggestion Exodus 35:4 – “And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, this is the thing which the Lord commanded”

6 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving I.God’s Command to Give – Exodus 35:1-5 Exodus 35:1 – “And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the Lord hath commanded, that ye should do them”

7 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving I.God’s Command to Give – Exodus 35:1-5 Exodus 35:5 – “Take ye from among you an offering unto the Lord: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the Lord;”

8 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving I.God’s Command to Give – Exodus 35:1-5  This offering was to be given with a willing heart  3 different kinds of hearts: Willing heart, Wise heart, Stirred heart

9 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving II.The Response to the Command – Ex. 35:20-35  They departed and brought their offering Exodus 35:20-22 – “And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the…

10 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving II.The Response to the Command – Ex. 35:20-35  They departed and brought their offering Exodus 35:20-22 – “…Lord's offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments. And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought…

11 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving II.The Response to the Command – Ex. 35:20-35  They departed and brought their offering Exodus 35:20-22 – “…bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered an offering of gold unto the Lord.”

12 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving III.The Result of Obeying God’s Command – Ex. 36:1-7 Exodus 36:3-5 – “And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning. And all the wise men, that wrought the all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made; And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than…

13 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving III.The Result of Obeying God’s Command – Ex. 36:1-7 Exodus 36:3-5 – “…enough for the service of the work, which the Lord commanded to make.”

14 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving III.The Result of Obeying God’s Command – Ex. 36:1-7  Moses goes on to restrain them from giving Exodus 36:6 – “And Moses gave commandment, they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, let neither man nor woman make any…

15 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving III.The Result of Obeying God’s Command – Ex. 36:1-7  Moses goes on to restrain them from giving Exodus 36:6 – “…more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.”

16 What is the Heart of the Giver? The Sacrifice of Giving There are some definite things that accompany Biblical giving:  Brings glory to God  Rejoices the heart  Brings the blessing of God  Brings the body together  Provisions will be met  Expand your ministry


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