Sunday 3rd April, 2016
THE GRACE OF GIVING
MEMORY VERSE: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” – Luke 6:38
BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Corinthians 8: 1-15
INTRODUCTION: The body of Christ today needs to be clearly taught about sound Biblical principles on the proper use of money, since often times, it is a neglected issue. Our money can be used to gain eternal riches by spending it on the spreading of the gospel. Scriptural giving as a doctrine is equally as important as any other doctrine (1 Timothy 4:16).
—- LESSON OUTLINES—–
1. THE BASIS FOR GIVING
2. THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSIBILITY
3. BLESSED ARE THE GIVERS
THE BASIS FOR GIVING
Nobody can be genuinely involved in scriptural giving unless he has experienced genuine salvation by which he has a personal
knowledge of the Almighty God. God gave His only begotten Son for mankind. He sacrificially gave Jesus (John 3:16, 4:10; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Philippians 2:5-8).
THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSIBILITY
Christians are commanded to give to the saints, the body of Christ and to our fellow men (Matthew 6:3; Romans 12:8; 1 Corinthians
16:2). We should give willingly (2Corinthians 8:12-15) according to our ability and possession (1Corinthians 16:2) as illustrated in
apostolic giving (Luke 21:1-4; Acts 4:32-37) and in proportion to the desired blessing (Luke 6:38; Matthew 19:29) at every opportunity (Eccl.11 :6; Galatians 6:6·10).
BLESSED ARE THE GIVERS
The blessing is always proportionate to the giving (2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Luke 6:38). God promises to supply all our needs here and
after this in glory (Philippians 4:18-19). Above all, there is a greater reward in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-21; Luke 16:9-12).
Pray today for the grace to give. You will not be a loser for it.
1. What is the scriptural basis for giving?
2. What is the responsibility of a Christian over the issue of giving?
3. What are the blessings of giving?
Blessed Week with the Holy Spirit
o MONDAY: Luke 12:33-34 – Give because it has heavenly impact.
o TUESDAY: Hebrews 13:15-16 – You are not the loser for being benevolent.
o WEDNESDAY: Galatians 6:6-10 – The word of God Is forever settled in Heaven. Whatever you sow you will reap ..
o THURSDAY: Matthew 6:19-21- Your heavenly treasure will be full of treasures if you load it now.
o FRIDAY: Luke 21:1-4 – We cannot hide what we have from the Master.
o SATURDAY: Acts 20:35 – It is more blessed to give than to receive.
o SUNDAY: Luke 6:38 – We are serving a faithful God who rewards diligence and simple obedience.
Ononowo Ayobami Olusegun
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