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Good Measure, Pressed Down (Luke 6:37-38) - 2/2/20



  • 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!

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