Good Measure, Pressed Down (Luke 6:37-38) - 2/2/20
I. DON’T DO IT! - JUDGE and CONDEMN.
II. DO IT! - FORGIVE and GIVE!
If you don’t have a kind and forgiving attitude then you just won’t care whether people get saved or not.
Does God need your money?
Truth is, Jesus had much to say about money. I think it is fair to make the generalization that He talked about it all the time.
What is your attitude when the subject of money comes up in church?
1. The Angry Giver
Gives little to the church but wants to control how the church’s money is spent
Get angry whenever the pastor preaches on money
They give out of a sense of duty, fear and/or pride.
They are in rebellion to God.
2. The Apathetic Giver
Complains about their dire financial circumstances
They don’t get mad, they just ignore the instruction based on “personal reasons.”
They do not believe God.
They are motivated by both fear and pride.
3. The Above the Law Giver
They set their own standards for giving, replacing God’s instruction. Likes the term “grace giving.” (Rom. 10:17)
They don’t understand the “storehouse” concept, so they count any gift they give as part of the tithe. Mal. 3:8-10 - “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse.” The tithe belongs at the local church!
4. The All In Giver
First, they know everything that they have received is from God. (John 3:27; 1 Cor. 4:7)
Second, they know they are accountable to God for every- thing they have been given. (Luke 16:1-2; 1 Cor. 4:2)
Third, they see giving as primarily an issue of stewardship not just tithing.
POINT: YOU CANNOT OUT GIVE GOD!!! - but you can have a great deal of joy by trying!