Too Much

2021-08-17T09:28:08-05:00August 12th, 2021|

Date: August 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 35:4-36:7 |

An Offering Announced Willing Hearts Gave Areas to think about: Sacrifice & Self-Denial Personal Involvement Other types of gifts Devotional Service Ideas What can stir your heart to give? Love for God Desire to be in God's presence Gratitude for His provision Faith in His promises Trust and obedience

My Soul Failed When He Spake

2020-09-15T21:06:40-05:00September 15th, 2020|

Date: September 3, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Song of Solomon 4:16-5:16 |

A note about I Corinthians 13:3 We should be a cheerful giver (How to give) We should be a commanded giver (What to give) We should be a consistent giver (Why we give, because we love Him) Some notes about the Song of Solomon The Beloved is the Lord My Beloved is the church The daughters of Jerusalem is the world The King is the devil (wants to steal our love) The Mother's sons are the Jews Song of Solomon 5:6 Why did her soul fail? She was semi-conscious When He speaks, listen! She was complacent 5:3 She was in her comfort zone and didn't want to move. She was careless 5:3 She was too self-concerned 5:4 She stopped

God’s Command to Give

2021-07-11T18:27:36-05:00August 30th, 2020|

Date: August 30, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 6:27-38 |

For some reason we usually think of a commandment as either placing restrictions on us or making undesirable demands on us. Because of this misconception of the commandments of the Lord, we often overlook the precious promises that are contained in them. Examples: God’s promise of direction, Proverbs 3:5-6 God’s promise of provision, Matthew 6 God’s promise of comfort, John 14: 26 God’s promise of presence, John 15 God’s promise of joy, John 15 The command to give Giving leads to spiritual maturity, 2 Corinthians 9:7-11 Stage 1: "I won't give" Stage 2: "I will, but I won't like it" Stage 3: "I will, because it helps

First Fruits: A Picture of Giving

2020-03-16T14:56:57-05:00March 15th, 2020|

Date: March 15, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 26:1-8 |

Giving Brings Remembrance Past deliverance Present provision God Expects A Return He deserves our best, because He gave us His best When we give, we gain an appreciation for what we have been given Giving Brings Rejoicing It is a binding agreement: God gives back It is only reasonable for us to give

The Silliness, Senselessness, and Sinfulness of Self-Reliance

2019-08-24T21:12:41-05:00August 15th, 2019|

Date: August 15, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 12:1-20 |

Introduction God Gave a Plan Glory Guidance Grace Abraham's tests Test 1:  My family or my finances Test 2: My marriage or my money Test 3: My future or my finances Test 4: My testimony or my treasures

Things Above

2019-08-11T11:20:40-05:00August 11th, 2019|

Date: August 11, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 3:1-4 |

Introduction The main ideas of the passage What are we to set above? - Our affections Where are we to set our affections? - On things above Why are we to set our affections above? - We are dead to sin So, what is above? Heavenly Father He Provides (Matthew 6:33) He Protects He Punishes Heavenly Family People already in Heaven People yet to be saved Heavenly Fortune (Matthew 6:19-21) Heavenly Forgiveness Heavenly righteousness, not earthly righteousness Heavenly cleansing, not earthly cleansing Heavenly works, not earthly works
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