When You Give, Jan 26, 2013

Matt. 6:1-4
Luke 6:38 – giving mercy, kindness, etc, not just money – how do you want it reciprocated back to you?
Acts 20:35 – God wants us to enter into the joy of giving
Prov. 11:24-25 – live with open hands, it’s all God’s and not mine anyway
– our intentions don’t get anything done, on ly our actions
– need an action plan to follow your intentions
– which category do you live in?
1. live
2. live-save
3. save-live
4. save-live-give
5. save-give-live
6. give-save-live
– 11 giving guidelines to fight the pull of materialism
1. give (Matt. 6:24)
2. give generously
3. give regularly
4. give voluntarily
5. give sacrificially
7. give excellently (2 Cor. 8:7)
8. give cheerfully
9. give worshipfully
10. give more as you make more – God prospers us not to raise our standard of living, but to raise our standard of giving
11. give quietly