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Our Father In Heaven Week 4

Nov 04, 2018

Passage:Malachi 3:8

Preacher: Pastor Loren Houltberg

Series: Our Father in Heaven

Detail:

Our Father in Heaven First Love – Giving Malachi 3:8-12

  1. Questions to answer today: Are you more of a giver or a ______________? Are you more of a giver or a ______________?

  2. Jesus said it is more ______________ to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35)

  3. According to Jack Hayford, giving is the key to ________________.

  4. The Gift of God’s love and salvation is the ______________ point for our learning about giving. (John 3:16) Giving is a ______________. (2 Corinthians 8:3)

  5. Six expressions of giving:

    1. Forgiving – Forgotten grace breeds ________________ living. (Matthew 18:24)

    2. Giving in – ______________ doesn’t have to have the last word or always be right. (Psalm 15:4)

    3. Giving up – The Christian life is a constant ______________ of our will to God. (Romans 12:12)

    4. Giving over – Don’t be anxious, ______________ and commit. (1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 14:6-7; 2 Timothy 1:12)

    5. Giving thanks – Thanksgiving in all things is the Fathers ______________ for you in Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

    6. Giving to – Giving the ______________ ______________ at the right time in the right way for the right reason.

  6. Four truths about tithing: (Malachi 3:8-12)

    1. Tithing is one way to establish God’s ______________ and the Lordship of Jesus in your life. (Genesis 28:21-22; Leviticus 27:30)

    2. Tithing is a tangible way to put and say God you are ______________ in my life. (Exodus 34:19)

    3. Tithing is walking by ______________ in your finances. (Romans 4:12; Genesis 14:20)

    4. Tithing keeps us under the umbrella of God’s blessing and ______________. (Malachi 3:10-12)

1. Taker; getter, 2. blessed, 3. everything, 4. starting; grace, 5. A. unforgiving, B. Humility, C. surrender, D. cast, E. will, F. right thing, 6. A. ownership, B. first, C. faith, D. protection

Questions to Ponder

  1. Are you more of a giver or a taker, a giver or a getter?

  2. How have you learned it is more blessed to give than to receive?

  3. Pick one of the six expressions of giving in question 5 and give an example of one of them in your life.

  4. What have you learned about tithing? Can you give a testimony about tithing in your life?