(Re)Discovering Jesus the Revolutionary
I DIDN’T SAY THAT – JESUS
“Money is the root of all evil”
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10 (NLT)
HOW DOES GOD VIEW PROSPERITY?
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. 13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;
Genesis 26:12-13 (NKJV)
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (NLT)
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 2 (NKJV)
BIBLICAL BALANCED / BIBLICAL PROSPERITY:
Having _______________ than you need so you can make an eternal _________________________.
HOW TO BREAK THE LOVE OF MONEY OFF YOUR LIFE
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
LOOK FOR WAYS TO PUT GOD FIRST:
• Give God the first part of your _______________
• Give God the first day of the _________________
• Give God first place in your _________________
• Give God the first portion of your _____________________________
‘The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives’ Deuteronomy 14:23 (LB)
PRINCIPLE OF TITHING
Tithing is the ____________________ and consistent way that we put
God first in our lives and develop _______________________________.
It is the ____________________ way we put God first in our lives and clearly establishes our priorities and who we are serving.
Tithing is the spiritual practice of bringing back to God the first 10% of all we earn. The word “tithe” comes from number 10 in Hebrew. So simply put, for every $10 I earn or receive, the first dollar belongs to the Lord.
… You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. Matthew 23:23 (NLT)
2. GIVE _______________________________________
10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.
11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (NLT)
3. GIVE _______________________________________
Tell those rich in this world’s wealth to quit being so full of themselves and so obsessed with money, which is here today and gone tomorrow. Tell them to go after God, who piles on all the riches we could ever manage – to do good, to be rich in helping others, to be extravagantly generous. If they do that, they’ll build a treasury that will last, gaining life that is truly life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 (MSG)
4. STAY _____________________________ ON GOD
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