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  1. Managing The Treasure-IIThe TrustGod’s Plan for a Successful Lifestyle of Stewardship Ray of Hope Christian Church October 11, 2011

  2. Malachi 3:7-12

  3. Tithing

  4. Obedience brings blessings/ Disobedience brings curses- Deuteronomy 28

  5. Invitation Return to me and I will return to you.

  6. We rob God when we withhold from Him what is rightfully His! Leviticus 27:30

  7. When you rob from God, you are robbing from yourself.

  8. The point of departure is the point of return.

  9. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse that there may be food in my house.

  10. Bring-Bringing Brings Blessing

  11. The whole tithe- You cannot expect a full blessing with partial obedience.

  12. Into the storehouse-the official gathering place, the place of worship, ministry and mission

  13. That there may be food in my house- Provision for ministry and mission of the local church to the community.

  14. God’s proclamation and promise Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Verses 10-12

  15. When we tithe, we remove all hindrances; we open the floodgates of God’s blessings

  16. The plural indicates that there are multiple channels of blessings.

  17. God also promised that he would rebuke the devourer.

  18. Tithing is a significant sign of God’s Lordship in our lives.If Jesus is not Lord of all; He is not Lord at all.

  19. Faithfulness in our finances is a mark of Christian maturity.

  20. Offerings are over and above the tithes.

  21. There are various offerings in the scripture: • Sin offerings – Exodus 29:14 • Burnt offerings – Exodus 29:18 • Peace offerings – Exodus 29:24 • Sheave offerings – Exodus 29:27 • Drink offerings – Exodus 29:40 • Meal and meat offerings – Leviticus 2:1 • Thanks offerings – Leviticus 7:12

  22. Monetary OfferingsI Corinthians 16:2

  23. Tithes are a duty, offerings are a delight

  24. Offerings are a seed that we sow into the KingdomGenesis 8:22II Corinthians 9:6ff

  25. We reap what we sow! How much we reap is dependent on how much we sow.II Corinthians 9:10-13

  26. The amount of offerings is guided by two primary principles: 1. What we have decided in our hearts to give-II Corinthians 9:7 2. According to our ability – II Corinthians 8:12

  27. Giving to the Less Fortunate(Alms giving)Alms- an act of charity or benevolence

  28. God has a heart for the poor • I Samuel 2:8 • Psalms 35:10 • Jeremiah 20:13 • Luke 16:22 God has a heart for the needy and we should, too Deuteronomy 15:7-8

  29. Give Alms to the Poor from what you possessLuke 11:41

  30. Give alms privately,not publiclyMatthew 6:1-4