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UNDER CONSTRUCTION…Recent recorded sermons can be found in the archives until further notice.

August 18 recorded sermon outline:

For Such A Time As This

Text: Ps. 139:13-16

I.  Five Minutes After We Die (Eph. 5:16)

II.  The Gift Of Giving (2 Cor. 8:1-8)

III.  The Heart Of Giving (Mk. 12:38-44)

IV.  When Enough Is Enough (Ex. 36:1-6)

Challenges:

Are you giving?

Is God calling you to a higher standard of giving?

Are you giving generously?

Are you giving hilariously?

Are you giving increasingly?

Are my material assets competing with Jesus for Lordship?

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.”

Six Treasure Principles:

God owns everything; I’m His money manager.  We are the managers of the assets God has entrusted–not given–to us.

My heart always goes where I put God’s money.  Watch what happens when you reallocate your money from temporal things to eternal things.

Heaven–the New Earth, not the present one–is my home.  We are citizens of “a better country–a heavenly one”.

I should live today not for the dot, but for the line.  From the dot–our present life on earth–extends a line that goes on forever, which is eternity in Heaven.

Giving is the only antidote to materialism.  Giving is a joyful surrender to a greater person and a greater agenda. It dethrones me and exalts Him.

God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.  God gives us more money than we need so we can give–generously.

Other verses to review:  Prov 3:5-6; Ps 119:9-16; Ecc 12:13-14;

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August 11 recorded sermon outline:

Getting Started

Text: Lk. 6:38

Success is defined as the continuing achievement of becoming the person God wants me to be and accomplishing the goals that God has helped you set.

I.  The Scriptural Promise About Giving (Lk. 6:38)

II.  A Starting Place – The Tithe (Lev. 27:30)

III.  The Definition Of The Word Tithe – 10%

IV.  Tithe VS Grace Giving

  • Tithing
  1. Tithing was based upon God’s ownership of everything
  2. Tithing was a command (Lev. 27:30)
  3. Tithing was a way of life (Gen. 4:3-4)
  4. Tithing carried a promise (Mal. 3:10-12)
  5. Tithing was a test of God’s Protection and provision 3:10-12
  1. Tithing was a discipline of faith (Mal. 3:10-12)
  2. Tithing was a testimony of God’s goodness to other people (Mal. 3:10-12)
  • Grace Giving (2 Cor. 8:1-4, 2 Cor. 9:7)
  1. Grace giving is based upon His ownership of everything
  2. Grace giving is based on God’s grace to us
  3. Grace giving is given from a overflow of God’s goodness
  4. Grace giving is based upon what God lays on my heart
  5. Grace giving is based upon gratefulness
  6. Grace giving should be done in cheerfulness
  7. No amount is commanded or designated

V.  The Principle Concerning Giving (Pr 3:9; Matt. 5:27-28; Lk. 17:10)

VI.  So Where Do I Start?

VII.  A Better Way

Treasure principle # 6

God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.

 VIII.  The Promise Of Heavenly Interest (Matt 19:29)

Challenges:

Am I giving?

Have I asked the Lord what He wants me to give?

Has my giving increased as I spiritually matured?

Do I have strings attached to my giving?

Does God govern my spending?

The more you give the more comes back to you to give!

God’s abundance isn’t God’s provision to live in luxury!

Another verse to review:  Eph 2:10

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August 4 recorded sermon outline:

Road Blocks To Giving

Text: Lk. 12:15

I.  Divine Detours (Ex. 13:17-18)

II.  Devilish Detours (Num. 14:34)

III.  Desired Detours (Lk. 12:15)

Here are a few reasons why we don’t give:

  1. Unbelief (Trust issues)
  2. Insecurity
  3. Pride
  4. Idolatry
  5. A Desire For Power And Control

IV.  Heaven, Not Earth Is My Home (2 Pet. 1:1-9)

V.  Chasing After The Wind (Eccl. 2:11)

  • The More You Have, The More you Want
  • The More You Have, The Less You Are Satisfied
  • The More You Have, The More People Will Come After It
  • The More You Have, The More You Worry About It
  • The More You Have, The More You Can Hurt Yourself
  • The More You Have, The More You Have To Lose
  • The More You Have, The More You Leave Behind

The fourth treasure principle is

VI.  I Should Live For The Line Not The Dot (Eccl. 12:13-14)

The fifth treasure principle is

VII.  The Cure For The Sin Of Materialism Is Giving   (2 Cor. 9:8)

Challenges:

What is keeping me from giving?

What is hindering you from giving more?

Are you living for the dot or the line?

Other verses to review:  Prov 13:14; 2 Cor 11:14; Heb 11:13; John 14:1-3

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July 28 recorded sermon outline:

Get Your Eyes On Eternity

Text: Matt. 16:26-27

I.  I Can Only ___________________ (Matt. 16:26)

Can you imagine what would happen to this world if God’s people were to make all their time fully available for His use? 

II.  God Is Trying To Rearrange Your __________________ (Matt. 6:33)

III.  One Main __________________________ (Matt. 25:29)

“God, what do You want me to do with all that You have entrusted to me?”

IV.  Jesus As Our Example Of _______________________  (John. 6:38, Matt. 26:39)

V.  Eternal _________________ (Matt. 16:27, Matt. 25:21)

VI.  My _______________ Always Goes Where I Put God’s Money (Matt. 6:21)

Challenges:

Do you care more about earthly or heavenly things?

If God looked at your receipts what does it tell Him?

How is your heavenly bank account?

Are you investing your life and resources wisely?