There is a danger to grace giving. Grace giving is a response from a grateful heart to the Lord for all He is and all He has done. It is a person who recognizes the things on earth do not matter compared to the spiritual issues of life and gives the first portion of what he earns not because he has to, because he wants to with a cheerful heart. Continue reading →
Giving at church is an act of worship. You do not give to the church, but to God by means of the church. Giving is not for God, but for you. God does not need your money, but you need to give, because it shows you that you are more dependent on Jesus than on the offering. So, how much do you give? Continue reading →
The following provides suggested answers to the Message Based Discussion Questions following the outline provided to the message presented on August 18, 2013. The answers are suggested to stimulate thinking, not to end thinking. Continue reading →
This message was presented on August 18, 2013 as an addendum to the Malachi Series.
Giving USA, a non-profit foundation that studies philanthropy in the United States, in its 2008 report found 33.4% of estimated total giving, $103.32 billion, went to houses of worship and denominational organizations in 2007. Continue reading →
These suggested answers are provided for the Message Based Discussion Questions from the message presented on August 11, 2013. They are provided as a stimulus to your thinking, not as a replacement of your thinking. There are several additional ways to answer many of the questions. The outline of the message is provided first.
Law or Grace Giving
Malachi compared to the New Testament
How do I know what to give? Continue reading →
This message was presented on August 11, 2013 as a part of the series on Malachi and is an amplification and explanation of God’s view of giving today from Malachi 3:8-10.
What motivates someone to give? Listen to what Paul wrote the Corinthian Church, Continue reading →