Why I’m Truly, Truly Inspired?

Matthew 6:19:21; one Timothy six:17-19 Why I’m so inspired about the spiritual wellness and development of our church loved ones? — our devotion to prayer — our generosity in giving 3 Pillars of a Developing Prayer Life…(overview of last week) #1: God-centered…less problem-centered #2: Scripture-saturated…less cliché-saturated #3: Mission-focused…less me-focused Three Pillars of a Developing Life of Stewardship… #1: greater consistency in tithing tithe = 10% (first-fruits) Genesis 14:18-20 eighteen Then Melchizedek king of Salem introduced out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most Higher, nineteen and he blessed Abram, declaring, “Blessed be Abram by God Most Substantial, Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And blessed be God Most Substantial, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of every thing. Genesis 28:20-22 20 Then Jacob produced a vow, declaring, “If God will be with me and will view in excess of me on this journey I am taking and will give me foods to eat and garments to put on twenty one so that I return safely to my father’s residence, then the LORD will be my God 22 and this stone that I’ve create as being a pillar will likely be God’s house, and of all that you just give me I’ll provide you with a tenth.” Note how these examples of tithing are in place just before the Outdated Testament legislation is established. The legislation (Leviticus 27:30, Deuteronomy 12:6-7) merely formalized an existing practice. #2: environment of generosity one Timothy 6:17-19 17 Command those who are rich in this present globe not to be arrogant nor to put their desire in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their wish in God, who richly offers us with anything for our satisfaction. eighteen Command them to complete very good, to become wealthy in great deeds, and to be generous and prepared to share. 19 On this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as being a firm foundation for your coming age, so that they may perhaps take hold of the existence that’s really lifestyle. Presents given above and beyond the tithe #3: deepening worth to the eternal Matthew six:19-21 nineteen “Do not keep up for yourselves treasures on earth, the place moth and rust destroy, and the place thieves bust in and steal. twenty But retailer up for yourselves treasures in heaven, exactly where moth and rust tend not to ruin, and exactly where thieves tend not to bust in and steal. twenty one For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 principle: What we do with our funds impacts the top quality and path of our coronary heart. 2305 verses within the Bible that address dollars & possessions “The act of giving is a vivid reminder that it’s all about God, not about us. It’s stating I am not the point, He is the point. He does not exist for me. I exist for Him. God’s dollars has a greater purpose than my affluence. Giving is a joyful surrender to a greater person and a greater agenda. Giving affirms Christ’s lordship. It dethrones me and exalts Him. It breaks the chains of mammon that would enslave me.” – Randy Alcorn Thanks for reading our message from zionsville church