Joyful Giving - Sermon 10-27-19
"GIVE TO THE MOST HIGH as he has given to you, and as generously as you can afford. For the Lord is the one who repays, and he will repay you sevenfold. Do not offer him a bribe, for he will not accept it; and do not rely on a dishonest sacrifice; for the Lord is the judge, and with him there is no partiality. He will not show partiality to the poor; but he will listen to the prayer of one who is wronged. He will not ignore the supplication of the orphan, or the widow when she pours out her complaint." Sirach 35:12-17
1) Why do we give?
Giving is an act of worship to become more like him and to participate in God's work to grow his kingdom. "Give to the Most High as he has given to you."
2) What do we give?
We give ourselves--our time, talent and treasure. This declares to God: We value you!
3) How do we give?
We give generously, faithfully, and joyfully!
So here's your assignment. Consider giving on a percentage basis. Start with any percentage and build your testimony from there.
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