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Summary:

Carnal people only give when they see that it will result in benefits to themselves

* Carnal people only give when they believe that someone will soon return the favor

* Carnal people give only for special occasions

* Carnal people give only if they are urged to give

* Carnal people give when they know it will impress

* Carnal people give out of a sense of obligation

* Carnal people give from "their hard earned money."

* Carnal people give because they see some immediate benefit like a tax deduction or a connection with an important person

* Carnal people only give to be seen by people

* Carnal people give only meager proportions of their real assets

* Carnal people give because they want to be seen as belonging to a certain group of people

* Carnal people give haphazardly as their emotions stir them to feel the need to do something in a crisis

* Carnal people give to causes that may or may not be related to evangelism, church planting or church growth

* Carnal people give to big people in order to endear themselves to people of great influence

* Carnal people believe that it is more blessed to receive than to give

* Carnal people give only if they have plenty of money left in reserve in case of future problems

* Carnal people give when they are pressured to donate

* Carnal people give as worldly people give - to whatever cause seems to be fashionable and popular

* Carnal people give according to laws, rules and requirements of their organizations

* Carnal people do not show mercy to the poor

* Carnal people give with wrong attitudes

* Carnal people give under compulsion

* Carnal people give out of fleshly motives

* Carnal people give thinking little will come from it

* Carnal people give to advance their own interests

* Carnal people give worrying if they will have enough

* Carnal people give without a knowledge of ways that the money will be used

* Carnal people give without spiritual wisdom

* Carnal people do not give sacrificially

* Carnal people do not see spiritual blessings from their gifts

* Carnal people give without a thorough long term plan for how their giving will contribute to evangelism, church planting and growth or developing leaders for the church

* Spiritual people give out of obedience to will of God, the urging of His

* Spirit and an expression of worship

* Spiritual people give expecting nothing in return, but realize their reward in heaven will be great.

* Spiritual people give habitually from a grateful heart

* Spiritual people do give not grudgingly

* Spiritual people give anonymously

* Spiritual people give willingly to worship

* Spiritual people give because they remember, "Freely we have receive therefore, freely give."

* Spiritual people give because they believe it will advance the causes of Christ, His church and the great commission for all of eternity

* Spiritual people give out of overflow of their love to the Lord without trying to receive recognition

* Spiritual people give major proportions of their real assets laying up for themselves treasurers in heaven.

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