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  1. Authority church finances • Christ has authority over churches, Mt. 28:18 • Organization, Titus 1:5 • Worship, Jn. 4:23, 24 • Work, Col. 3:17

  2. Authority church finances • Submission to or rejection of His authority • Brings consequences • Submission: fellowship, 1 Jn. 1:3 • Rejection: wrath, Mt. 15:7-14

  3. Authority church finances • Nadab & Abihu Violated the Pattern • Bible Pattern • Churches Violate the Bible Pattern

  4. Authority church finances • Nadab & Abihu Violated the Pattern • Israel sacrificed to God, Lev. 9 • Aaron offered the sin offering, Lev. 9:1-21 • The Lord received it, Lev. 9:22-24

  5. Authority church finances • Nadab & Abihu Violated the Pattern • Nadab & Abihu were punished • For their violation, Lev. 10:1-3 • Burned incense w/unauthorized fire, 10:1 • Struck dead by God, 10:2 • Moses exhorted: respect God, 10:3

  6. Authority church finances • Nadab & Abihu Violated the Pattern • Faulty “reasons” for their actions • Right people: priests • Right desire: praise God • Right activity: burning of incense • Right elements: incense & fire • Occasion of excitement & worship • WRONG source for the fire, Lev. 16:12

  7. Authority church finances • Bible Pattern • How a church raises money • Voluntary contribution of members, 2 Cor. 9:7 • Give as purposed, 2 Cor. 9:7 • Give as prospered, 1 Cor. 16:1, 2 • Give on 1st day of the week, 1 Cor. 16:1, 2

  8. Authority church finances • Bible Pattern • How a church spends money • For needy saints, 1 Cor. 16:1, 2; Acts 11:27-30 • Support gospel teaching, • Phil. 4:15-17; 2 Cor. 11:8 • For worship & edification, • Heb. 10:25; Jas. 2:2; 1 Cor. 11:20, 22

  9. Authority church finances • Bible Pattern • Generic authority in raising & spending • At beginning, middle, end of service • Tray, hat, basket, bag • Keep at member’s home, in bank • Send check, wire transfer, give cash • Buy material goods (food, clothes, gas) • Pay rent, electric bill, hospital bill

  10. Authority church finances • Churches Violate the Bible Pattern • In raising money • Bake sale • Yard sale • Asking for public contributions • Business ventures • Ticket sales to church events • Seek money from governments • Preach tithing • Collections on days other than Sunday

  11. Authority church finances • Churches Violate the Bible Pattern • In spending money • Recreation facilities • Food-service facilities • Send money to other churches for evangelism

  12. Authority church finances • Churches Violate the Bible Pattern • In spending money • Support of human institutions • Colleges • Orphan homes • Nursing homes • Missionary organizations • Charities • Hospitals • Non-profit political or social-issue groups

  13. Authority church finances • Churches Violate the Bible Pattern • “Justification” will not excuse rebellion, • Mk. 7:8-13 • We can raise more money • We can reach more people • We just want to praise God • We can get more people involved

  14. Authority church finances • Christ has authority over churches, Mt. 28:18 • Organization, Titus 1:5 • Worship, Jn. 4:24 • Work, Col. 3:17

  15. Authority church finances • Submission to or rejection of His authority • Brings consequences • Submission: fellowship, 1 Jn. 1:3 • Rejection: wrath, Mt. 15:7-14