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Tithes and Love Offering

Tithes and Love Offering

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Christian Giving
 BS Lesson on Tithes and Love Offering 
Compiled by Ate Nessie
Bible Study Lesson for Cell Groups : Christian Giving * Compiled by Ate Nessie *
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(Christian Giving)
The major parts of a worship celebration:1.
 Adoration. Singing praises, dancing and lifting of holy hands.2.
. Listening (and obeying) God‟s words / message.
Tithes and Offerings.
Understanding the Doctrine of Stewardship:
We are stewards of God’s resources.
Christian stewardship
. It is the believer‟s responsibility to manage that which
God has entrusted to his/her care.2.
Understanding “Stewardship” 
God is the owner and man is just a steward.
Psalm 24:1
 “The earth is the Lord‟s, and everything in it, the world, and all
who live
in it.” 
Genesis 1:28 
 “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and
increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea
and birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” 
Man shall give an account to God on everything he has done.
We as stewards, should
(bring back) our tithes to God.
What is tithing?
It means returning to God the tenth of our produce. (It isnot a gift or an offering, in the strictest sense of the word.)
Leviticus 27:30 
 “A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain fromthe soil or fruit from the trees, belong to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” 
When did the concept of tithing began?
Old Testament
 Abraham.Genesis 14:20b
Abraham, after delivering Lot, give the
priest Melchizedek a tenth of the spoil. “Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.” 
Jacob.Genesis 28:22 
Jacob promised God, “and this stone that Ihave set up as a pillar will be God‟s house, and all that You give me, I will
give You
a tenth.” 
Bible Study Lesson for Cell Groups : Christian Giving * Compiled by Ate Nessie *
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the last statement: “… and all that You give me … I will give Youa tenth.” This is the biblical concept of returning or bring back.
(2) Tithing was an exercise of apportioning a part of a man‟s produce for
offering to God even before the Law of Moses was established.
Does the Old Testament law of tithing apply to modern-day Christians?
If we impose the “10% rule” on everyone, we will become legalistic.
Ephesians 2:8 
 “For it is by grace you have been saved… “
Romans 6:14 
 “… you are not under law, but under grace.” 
If we “are not under law, but under grace,” then how much should we
give?John 3:16 
 “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal lif 
e.” God gave His best!
We should also give our best!
Did Christ abolish tithing?
New Testament
Luke 21:3-4 
 “I tell you the truth, he said, „this poor widow has put in more
than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out
of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” 
Does the Lord Jesus still watch people today in the manner He lookedat the widow and her mite?Hebrews 13:8
 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” 
What in the Law should we not be subjected to?
The holiness code
feasts, sacrifices; ceremonial law
which pertains to thedictates on how to be clean before God. The Moral and Ethical Law remains.
What did Jesus say about tithing?Matthew 23:23-
 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you
hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices
mint, dill and cummin. But you haveneglected the more important matters of the law
justice, mercy and faithfulness.
 You should have practice the latter, without neglecting the former.” 
Luke 19:8.
Zacchaeus immediately gave 50% (not only 10%) and pledged togive back 400% to an
ybody he might have cheated. He said, “Look, Lord! Here and
now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of 
anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” 
What did Jesus say about him?
In v.9, Jesus said to him, “Toda
y salvation
has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.” 
Why was Abraham mentioned?
 He exemplified the act of tithing
(Genesis 14:20b)
 Acts 4:36-37 
 “Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles
called Barnabas(which means Son of Encouragement), sold a field he owns and brought the money
and put it at the apostle‟s feet.” 
This perspective is of vital importance. Here, we learned that we mustconstantly realize that we are presenting to the Lord and not to men.

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