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The Essentials

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-__________.


1. Your pocketbook is not only connected to your heart, it is also connected to Christs ______________ 2. You refuse to ________ only when you lack mature selfesteem 3. If you do not give, you dont really love Godyou 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: Its 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: Its not about what you dont have right now; its all about what youre going to be later after you take the posture of a ________________, 8

Give God the first day of every weekyour worship time Give God the first dime of every dollaryour financial tithe Give God the first part of every dayyour faiths 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 ) means prompt and __________ as well as joyful.


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 Ceases, 526 NE Summit Dr, Blue SpringsPastor 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 ve-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 GIVERSAn Immediate Provision, 8-11

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