A sermon on stewardship.
"The Use of Money"
Ask almost any pastor what causes the most divisions within a church and
he or she will tell you money!
In our Gospel Lesson for this morning Jesus tells us that the children of
those who are not saved
Those who live only for the present are
Imagine the absurdity of conspiring against God, yet there are those who are willing to try. Ananias and his wife Sapphira agreed together to conspire against God.
Conspiracy Against God
Text Acts 5:1-11
Intro: Illustration of botched conspiracies
·Conspiracy literally means to plot or scheme, to connive or work against
Trans: Let us consider the "steps" of their conspiracy against God
I. The Conspirators’ Plan
1. To deceive the
Church Of God
Corinth is a church with great resources, both material and spiritual, but it’s also a church with great responsibilities. It needs to recognise that it’s part of a world wide church and express that membership materially. And it needs to be on guard agai
We tend to think of the world today as shrinking, getting smaller and smaller. For example, last week, Di and I boarded a plane in Melbourne and 2 hours later we were throwing off our jumpers and getting ready for a swim in the pool at Noosa. You can get on a plane this afternoon and by tomorrow
1 Corinthians 16:1-21
This message looks at Christ as the model for our giving. Christ gave willingly, Joyfully, and Sacrificially. Our problem with giving is forgetting who gave first.
GIVING MODELED AFTER CHRIST
INTRODUCTION: I am amazed at some of the models in the Hobby Shops. Some of them are so expensive. Now, there are some cheap ones there, but if you really want a good and accurate model – it is going to cost you some money! You see, ultimately the model
John 3:16, Hebrews 12:1-2
Paul’s part two on giving where from promises to preparation to participation to prayers and praises, God is glorified and we are blessed!
God Grants Grace in Giving
2 Corinthians 9
I saw a single frame cartoon once that had two men standing outside after church services. They were standing there in their underwear and one says to the other: “That was the best sermon on giving I ever heard!”
Today we will see part two of
2 Corinthians 9:1-15
Christian/Church Of Christ
What are we declaring when we give our weekly offering to God. Powerful insights are given by Solomon to his son. (A couple of families changed their giving practices as a result of this sermon)
OPEN: In 21ST Century Christian Magazine a mother told this story:
Our 3 year old daughter was in the habit of giving half of her 2 quarter allowance to God each week. One Sunday we were out of town, so the next Sunday, we gave her an extra quarter to teach her about “making up” our giving when
Offering, Tithe, Gift, Fruit, Confess, First Fruits, First, Giving General
God requires us to plant a seed of finances, spiritual life, and our entire beings.
The Value of a Seed
2 Cor. 9:6
When we 1st moved here last year, I looked as I drove in the yard and saw in my back yard more corn than I had ever seen before. Then I looked to the other side and saw beans/something. I didn’t realize at that time that I had moved to one of the biggest areas
2 Corinthians 9:6
My desire as your pastor is that all of you experience success in your Christian life. One of the more important aspects of any Christian’s life is giving and tithing and we will look at that topic today. The passage that we will look at is a simple one
8 RULES FOR LIVING A SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE:
OBEY GOD’S PLAN FOR GIVING
What does a successful Christian life look like? My desire as your pastor is that all of you experience success in your Christian life. I would define ‘success’ in the Christian life as
A healthy church is a giving church. God is the owner. We are just the stewards.
SERIES: “GOD-GIVEN GUIDELINES FOR GROWING A GREAT CHURCH”
TEXT: 2 CORINTHIANS 9:1-15
TITLE: Guideline #9: “GIVE GENEROUSLY OF GOD’S RESOURCES”
(Bulk of material from Bob Russel’s When God Builds A Church and a sermon on this text also by him)
INTRODUCTION: A. Ten Reasons Why I
What does the Bible say about the "tithe" and is it required of Christians today?
OPEN: Gordon Wood of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin told of the time he tried something different in his church’s worship service.
“Instead of preaching at the end, I did it first, with music, the offering, and Scripture reading afterward. As I stood behind the pulpit, I could see people getting ready
Money, Offering, Giving, Tithe, Abraham, Pharisees, Melchizedek, Giving General
The Law came thru Moses, Grace and truth thru Jesus. What was the difference?
OPEN: Back in the 70’s the Police Dept. of the State Connecticut had a regulation, a law that after the 1st snowfall each vehicle in squadron had to have chains on its tires. One day after a particularly bad winter storm, a woman called into the police to report an accident where a state Trooper’s
Moses, Offering, Steward, Give, Penalty, Giving General
King David is preparing the congregation of Israel to give toward the building of the Temple. 8 simple points
Eight “Right Things” Concerning Giving to the Lord
by Pastor Tim Gresham
Text: 1 Chronicles 29:1-16
Welcome to another Sunday of Stewardship Emphasis!
Before I begin, I’d like to tell you of
A little girl who became restless in church as the preacher’s sermon dragged on and on. Finally,
1 Chronicles 29:1-16, 1 Kings 1:1-3:44
You, your money and God - A look at what the Bible says in regards to giving.
You, Your Money & God
If you have your Bibles, please turn to Malachi 3:6-10
My daughter came up to me the other day about nap time and said, "Daddy, if you give me a dollar, I’ll go to bed." I told her, "I don’t think it works that way." I’ll tell you what. It starts
Malachi 3:6-12, 2 Corinthians 9:7
Giving is not the question for the Christian. It is a rule by which we live.
INTRO.- ILL.- The American industrialist, Henry Ford, was once asked to donate money for the construction of a new medical facility. The billionaire pledged to donate $5,000. The next day in the newspaper, the headline read, "Henry Ford contributes $50,000 to the local hospital."
There are many misconceptions about a Christian’s responsiblity to give to the Lord. In this message we will examine what the Bible says regarding giving to the Lord.
A Closer Look at: Giving
I like the old story about the guy who came to church with his family. As they were driving home afterwards he was complaining about everything. He said, “The music was too loud. The sermon was too long. The announcements were unclear. The building was
This is a sermon on tithing that is tied in with our mission to win the world to Christ.
The computer network that is being used in the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City last year used 32,000 miles of optical fiber cable with 225 computer servers. There were 1,850 fax machines, 1,210 printers and 4,500 workstations and laptops being used in order to keep up with all the facts and figures
God is expecting his children to give Him their highest degree of giving.
(My Anniversary sermon in Humayao Gospel Church, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines)
Our key key word for our theme today is "best".
In my dictionary, the word "best" means having the highest degree of goodness or excellence of the quality or standing.
Paul wanted Christians to live with
2 Corinthians 8:9-9:6
Sermon preached @ Dr. A. J. Malone’s 39th anniversary banquet in Seguin, Texas October 2004.
Rev. Malone is still Standing
Introduction: this message was preached @ St. James Baptist Church, the 39th Pastor’s anniversary banquet in October 2004.
There are a number of places, businesses, institutions that were opened and thriving in Seguin Texas when the St. James Baptist
Flock, Giving General
Miracles come from obedient giving
OBEDIENCE BRINGS MIRACLES
I Kings 17:1-16
1.And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “as the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew or rain these years, except at my word.
2.Then the word of the Lord came to him saying
1 Kings 17:1-16
My gift is simple, without reward, and to Christ. Giving made understandable.
A. During World War II, England needed to increase its production of coal if it was going to have any hope of winning the war.
Winston Churchill called together labor leaders to enlist their support. And at the end of his presentation he asked them to stand
We had more new tithers after of this message than any other I have preached.
A. Have you noticed how many factories today have a big white banner prominently displaying how many days they have gone without any injuries? The reason for this is because any injury makes everyone pay a price. When you count the cost of treating the injury, replacing the worker, loss
This sermon is a lesson on the proper attitude for giving.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Giving – Acts 4:32-5:11
The only thing that will make a Church more upset at a Pastor than talking politics from the pulpit is preaching about giving. Let’s look at two examples of giving from the early Church and identify the Do’s and Don’ts of giving.
What is the tithe?
Ignoring topics on stewardship does not minimize our responsibility to God. Even if I never talk to you about tithing, God still expects you to tithe. I’d rather hear about it and be blessed in doing it, than to not hear about it and still be held accountable to God. Well, I’m not an adult yet,
God’s law concerning sowing and reaping.
Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
The Living Bible says it like this…
Galatians 6:7 Don’t be misled; remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it: a man will always reap just the kind of crop he
Whether good seed or bad, in season or out, to overcome problems, reach your destiny and potential, become fruitful, to be renewed in mind, body and spirit, we must follow God’s seedtime and harvest principle.
We excuse ourselves from the great privilege, honor and duty of seeding into the Kingdom of God when we assign to others that which is clearly our responsibility.
God founded the principle of seedtime and harvest: "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold
Obedience to God Word in our life and Gods promises of blessing. Blessings always follow obedience.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Blessings are not miracles. Miracles are temporary, just for you, and can occur in unbelief. Blessings keep us out of crisis, 2. Blessings are
It’s a message on serving people, finding God’s purpose for your life, making a difference.
SERVING A BROKEN WORLD
TEXT: Isaiah 58: 5-10
Sunday, November 3, 2002
Let me begin with a story, and as I read it, ask yourself, “Who are you? Who are you in this story?”
There were a bunch of men gathered at the YMCA talking about athletes, salaries, families, local gossip and
Tactful yet Truthful presentation on money, stewardship, and trust. Link included to Formatted Text Version, Handout, and ready-made Powerpoint Presentation.
The “Trust” Fund
God is interested in your money. Not because He needs your money…for He certainly does not!…but because YOU need it! Since you are imp’t to God, your money is imp’t to God.
God is interested in how you secure it/spend it/save it/share it. Immediately, some
Faith, Money, Offering, Giving, Tithe, Tithing, Giving General, Fund
BY TODD BENTLEY. In this second article on how to open the windows of heaven, we will learn more about the open heaven, and how we can open the windows of heaven in our life, ministry and experience living in the increase of the supernatural.
Ministering Under an Open Heaven - Part II
by Todd Bentley : Jan 22, 2003 : http://www.freshfire.ca
How to Open the Window of Heaven
In this second article on how to open the windows of heaven, we will learn more about the open heaven, and how we can open the windows of heaven in our life,
2 Chronicles 7:13-14
Both the Old and New Testament have much to say about how money and possessions can be used to further God’s Kingdom or how it can literally destroy a person’s joy and hope. The goal of this sermon is to allow the Scriptures (Phil 4:14-23) to teach us som
Overwhelmed by Need
Two weeks ago, Milt Hanson and I took our children to Cornerstone Music Festival. We enjoyed the fellowship, the great weather, and were inundated with incredible Christ-honoring music for four days. But we were also overwhelmed by the opportunities to give. In between main
Philippians 4:14-23, Philippians 4:14