Trusting God Concerning Giving and Receiving

Part I “Grace Giving”

This teaching covers three parts: the pattern of giving from Philippians 4, what is true prosperity, and what grace has to do with giving from II Cor 8:1-5. The five points regarding God’s view of prosperity are:

  1. God owns everything and we “own” nothing.
  2. The ability to get wealth comes from God.
  3. God’s blessings carry no sorrow with them.
  4. Real prosperity results from fear of the Lord and seeking Him with all of our heart.
  5. To prosper means to “accomplish satisfactorily what is intended, to have success.”

Recorded October 2, 2011

Handout on Prosperity in the Old Testament

Part II “Heart Giving”

What is tithing all about? The teaching includes an overview of tithing in the Old Testament and a detailed study of the context of Malachi 3. The application of giving yields three conclusions: Giving is voluntary, God wants our hearts and to be clear about our motives, and that no one should have any lack.

Recorded October 9, 2011

Part III “Cheerful Giving”

Part 3 covers two main questions: Was Jesus poor? and Who are the poor? Then several points are made about the comparison and application of the Levites. Cheerful joyous giving is a blessing to others, has no coercion in it and is generous.

Recorded October 23, 2011

Part IV “Purposeful Giving”

As a man purposes in his heart means to line up our hearts with God’s purposes and bring out of our stores what is needed in the family. II Cor 9:7-15 explains the barometer that true giving brings thanksgiving to God and glorifying God is the purpose of the harvest. We can also give a “good measure” according to Luke 6:38 and this giving is proportionate and sometime sacrificial.

Recorded October 30, 2011

Handout about the Measurer