The Essentials

Discipleship
Harvest Baptist Church
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14 April, 2013
Lesson Ten

Giving: Living According to Your Giving
2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Point 1. Christians go bankrupt because they give God their __________________. Point 2. How you handle your valuables tells us about your self-__________.

AN EXPERIENTIAL EXEGESIS OF MANAGING YOUR MONEY
1. Your pocketbook is not only connected to your heart, it is also connected to Christ’s ______________ 2. You refuse to ________ only when you lack mature selfesteem 3. If you do not give, you don’t really love God—you just have a __________ on him

Critical Truths for Living Up to Your Giving
1. The problem: Part of where you are right now financially is because you have been ____________ all your seed, 6a 2. The principle: It’s your prioritizing of what you sow that determines the __________________________ of what you reap, 6b 3. The practice: Sow (give, handle your money) with an attitude of cheerfulness because you have the ____________ in focus, 7 4. The promise: It’s not about what you don’t have right now; it’s all about what you’re going to be later after you take the posture of a ________________, 8

Thesis
• Give God the first day of every week—your worship time • Give God the first dime of every dollar—your financial tithe • Give God the first part of every day—your faith’s devotion

Matt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. Luke 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Point 3. God wants you to be happy to give because of how it releases you from the kingdom of ________________. Definition: Cheerful (Gr. hilaron ἱλαρὸν) means prompt and __________ as well as joyful.

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Discipleship: The Essentials for Life

Point 4. God always ____________________ what you give, and never subtracts from it. Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Tonight! 5:00P.M. • The Book of Revelation, chapter 1 see Jesus unveiled! • SNL Sunday Night Live! for kids K-5th Grade Wednesday 7:00P.M. • AWANA program for kids 2yrs-6th Grade • Devotional study for adults in the auditorium, Psalm 128 Saturday NOON • College / Career / Young Couples BBQ @Matt & Michelle Cease’s, 526 NE Summit Dr, Blue Springs—Pastor Alan cooking! Question Line: 517-8631 or 289-4023 Sundays, April 7-May 12 Adult Sunday School class cycle 9:00A.M. • Discipleship II Room 6. A six-week taste of our five-phase course on biblical & spiritual character qualities, doctrinal studies, principles of dating-marriage-family, and rules on how to study the Bible. 10:45A.M. • Defenders Christian apologetics course, room 6

Fast Facts
Discipleship! We can't make cookie cutter Jesus copies. If we could, Christianity would be counterfeited by the Devil. Instead, Christianity has to come passed-down through human DNA in a one-on-one process called Discipleship. Want to learn the Bible? Sign up at the table in the lobby today, and we will pair you with someone to take you through our sixteen Discipleship Essentials one-on-one.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-8 OUTLINE I. PREPARATION FOR GIVING, 1-5 II. PARTICIPANTS IN GIVING, 6-7 A. An Inescapable Principle: Our Increase, 6 B. An Inevitable Practice: Our Intent, 7 III. PROMISES FOR GIVERS—An Immediate Provision, 8-11

Next Up! Getting Over a Liability Lifestyle, Prov 21:20 www.hbcbluesprings.org Rev. W. Alan Shelby ashelby@hbcbluesprings.org facebook.com/HBCBlueSprings twitter.com @HBCBlueSprings www.facebook.com/ashelby

DISCIPLESHIP: THE ESSENTIALS
Apr 21 Apr 28 May 5 #11 Possessions: Getting Over a Liability Lifestyle, Prov 21:20 Baptism Sunday—#12 Sin: How to Use the Sword Against Temptation, Matt 4:1-11 #13 Liberty in Christ: How Light Sets You Right, Eph 4:15-16

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2 Corinthians 9

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