Why I’m Truly, Truly Encouraged?

Posted on November 4, 2010
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Matthew 6:nineteen:twenty one; one Timothy 6:17-19
Why I’m so inspired about the spiritual health and development of our church loved ones?
— our devotion to prayer
— our generosity in giving
3 Pillars of the Rising Prayer Life…(evaluate of final week)
#1: God-centered…less problem-centered
#2: Scripture-saturated…less cliché-saturated
#3: Mission-focused…less me-focused
3 Pillars of the Rising Lifestyle of Stewardship…
#1: elevated consistency in tithing
tithe = 10% (first-fruits)
Genesis 14:18-20
eighteen Then Melchizedek king of Salem introduced out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High,
nineteen and he blessed Abram, stating, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.
20 And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a
tenth of every little thing.
Genesis 28:20-22
20 Then Jacob made a vow, stating, “If God will likely be with me and will watch more than me on this journey I am
taking and will give me food to consume and apparel to put on twenty one to ensure that I return safely to my father’s home,
then the LORD will likely be my God 22 and this stone that I have create like a pillar will likely be God’s home, and of
all that you just give me I will provide you with a tenth.”
Note how these examples of tithing are in site just before the Aged Testament regulation is established.
The regulation (Leviticus 27:30, Deuteronomy 12:6-7) merely formalized an existing practice.
#2: ambiance of generosity
one Timothy 6:17-19
17 Command those who are rich on this existing world not to be arrogant nor to place their desire in wealth,
that is so uncertain, but to place their desire in God, who richly provides us with every little thing for our
enjoyment. eighteen Command them to do great, to be rich in great deeds, and to be generous and prepared to
share. nineteen On this way they’ll lay up treasure for themselves like a agency foundation for that coming age, so
that they might take maintain of your existence which is really existence.
Presents given over and beyond the tithe
#3: deepening value on the eternal

Matthew 6:19-21
nineteen “Do not keep up for yourselves treasures on earth, exactly where moth and rust destroy, and exactly where intruders
break in and rob. 20 But keep up for yourselves treasures in heaven, exactly where moth and rust usually do not
destroy, and exactly where intruders usually do not break in and rob. twenty one For exactly where your treasure is, there your heart will
be also.
Matthew 6:twenty one principle: What we do with our dollars affects the high quality and path of our heart.
2305 verses inside the Bible that deal with dollars & possessions
“The act of giving is a vivid reminder that it’s all about God, not about us. It’s stating I am not the point,
He is the point. He does not exist for me. I exist for Him. God’s dollars has a increased purpose than my
affluence. Giving is a joyful surrender to a greater person and a greater agenda. Giving affirms Christ’s
lordship. It dethrones me and exalts Him. It breaks the chains of mammon that would enslave me.”
– Randy Alcorn
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