God designed the church to be a family who has partnered together with Him and with one another to do His work in this world. Today, we're continuing a series that talks about the importance of that partnership and give you an opportunity to say, "I'm In: You can count on me. I see the partnership God has called us to have together, and I want to be a part of that with the New Hope family!"
You can count on me...
I’m In: "I GIVE"
Pastor Robbie Lankford
#1. Giving is more spiritual than practical – II Corinthians 8: 7
why is money one of the most important aspects of our relationship with God?
a. reveals where our heart really is
Matthew 6: 19-21
Luke 18: 18-25
b. demonstrates whether we walk by faith or by sight
Habakkuk 2: 4
Romans 14: 23
#2. It’s all God’s anyway – Psalm 50: 10-12
I Chronicles 29: 11
I Corinthians 6: 20
#3. How God teaches us to give – Malachi 3: 10-12
Biblical principles for giving to God’s work
a. give the tithe (10%)
b. give God the first and best
Proverbs 3: 9
I Corinthians 16: 2
c. give each time you increase
Genesis 28: 22
d. give to the storehouse
e. give faithfully
f. give generously
a basic pattern for “how to give”…
#1. start tithing to your church family
#2. tithe completely & consistently
(every week as you receive increase)
#3. above your tithe, give to other church family offerings/commitments
(ex: Hope/Love Offerings)
#4. be sensitive to other ways to support God’s work (here or around world)