Psalm 11 NIV For the director of music. Of David. 1 In the Lord I take refuge.    How then can you say to me:    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;    they set their arrows against the stringsto shoot from the shadows    at the upright in heart.3 When the foundations are being destroyed,    what can the righteous do?” 4 The Lord is in his …

DEFINITION The offering is a gift to God after our tithes. SCRIPTURE READING 2 Corinthians 9:9, “As it is written: ‘They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” MAIN POINTS FREELY SCATTERED: When we give our offerings we should do so freely and with a joyous heart because we know we are …

Acts 6:8-15 NIV 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia—who began to argue with Stephen. 10 But they could not stand up …

DEFINITION The offering is a gift to God after our tithes.  SCRIPTURE READING 2 Corinthians 9:11, “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” MAIN POINTS THANKSGIVING: People “give thanks” to God when they benefit from offerings given …

DEFINITION The offering is a gift to God after our tithes. SCRIPTURE READING 2 Corinthians 9:11, “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” MAIN POINTS ENRICHED: It is God’s desire to enrich you so you can be …

MATTHEW’S ACCOUNT Matthew 28:16-17 “Some Doubted”“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.” ‭‭Matthew 28:18-20 “All Nations”“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore …

Acts 6:1-7 NIV 6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of …

DEFINITION The offering is a gift to God after our tithes. SCRIPTURE READING 2 Corinthians 9:7, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” MAIN POINTS FROM THE HEART: Offerings should be given from the heart and not the manipulation …

Acts 5:12-42 NIV 12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.15 As a result, people …

DEFINITION  The offering is a gift to God after our tithes. SCRIPTURE READING 2 Corinthians 9:6, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” MAIN POINTS SOW SEED: The biblical word sow means, “plant.”  Therefore, Paul in the above passage is comparing one’s offerings to seeds that are …