Bible Lessons

Beginners Bible Lessons - #8

By Pastor Larry Pitta
Giving

Sunset Park Community Church

Lesson 8 - Giving

  1. Giving in the Old Testament

A. What Was Required? - Deuteronomy 12:6 there bring your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, what you have vowed to give and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks.

1. Burnt offerings and sacrifices (fulfilled in Christ)

2. Your tithes

3. Special gifts

4. What you have vowed to give

5. Your freewill offerings

B. Who gave tithes?

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

2. Jacob - Genesis 28:20-22 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I return safely to my father's house, then the LORD will be my God and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God's house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth."

3. The Levites and all the Israelites - Numbers 18:26 "Speak to the Levites and say to them: 'When you receive from the Israelites the tithe I give you as your inheritance, you must present a tenth of that tithe as the LORD'S offering.

2. Giving in the New Testament New Testament principles for giving:

A. Periodic (on a regular basis) - I Corinthians 16:2 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.

B. Personal - I Corinthians 16:2 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.

C. Proportionate - I Corinthians 16:2 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.

D. Without Show - Matthew 6:1-4 "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

E. Liberally - II Corinthians 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

F. Cheerfully -II Corinthians 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

3. To Give or not To Give - That is the Question!

Not to Give

1. Rob God - Malachi 3:8 "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. "But you ask, 'How do we rob you?' "In tithes and offerings.2. Under a Curse - Malachi 3:9 You are under a curse--the whole nation of you--because you are robbing me.

3. Reap Sparingly - II Corinthians 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

To Give

1. Blessings - Malachi 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

2. Rewards - Matthew 6:4 Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

3. You will be given to in return - Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

4. Reap generously - II Corinthians 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

5. All grace will abound to you - II Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

6. You will have all you need - II Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

7. - Enlarge the harvest of your righteousness - II Corinthians 9:10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.

8. Made rich in every way - II Corinthians 9:11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.

9. Men will praise God - II Corinthians 9:13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.

10. Men will pray for you - II Corinthians 9:14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you because of the surpassing grace God has given you.

11. Hearts go out to you - II Corinthians 9:14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you because of the surpassing grace God has given you.

12. God gives you grace - II Corinthians 9:14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out because of the surpassing grace God has given you.

 

Old Memory VersesHebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. John 14:2 "In my Father's house are many rooms: if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare

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