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Aug 4, 2016

Episode 37 New Testament Giving

Finances and the surrounding issues are a major part of our lives. How does God want us to handle the matter of giving in our day? In the Old Testament, He gave very specific commandments concerning tithing. Is this for us today? How should the work of God be supported? How should ministers be supported? How should we give to the pressing needs around us? What is the basis of our giving? How do we know when we have given enough? These and many other questions surround the area of finances and giving.

• Giving with simplicity
o Love gives and gives and gives again
o Giving is in the life of God
o The Old Testament served as a foundation but not a pattern for  the new
o Tithing is not a NT commandment
o We give out of our relationship with God
o God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:6,7)
• Supporting those who labor in the Gospel
o Responsible to support those who labor (I Thes. 5:12,13, I Tim. 5:17-18)
o Ministers labor out of love, not for money
• The Assembly
o Self-supporting
o Has never been called to own buildings
o Is not the “store house” of the Old Testament
• Equality (2 Cor. 8:14,15)
o The abundance of one overflows to the lack of another
o Asking for money is not consistent with faith
• Believing God in all things is the underlying issue
o The one who has a need trusts in God
o The one who gives does so “as unto the Lord”

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• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
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