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Characteristics of N.T. giving
First day of the
week I Corinthians 16:1-2Individually - I Corinthians 16:1-2 "As God hath prospered” I Corinthians 16:2Purposefully, not haphazardly I Corinthians 16:2
9:7 Readily - II Corinthians 8:12 Bountifully - II Corinthians 9:6 Planned - II Corinthians
Purposed - II Corinthians 9:7
I. God’s ownership
Illustration – The foolish farmer
16] And he
a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?5Slide6
 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take
ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
14] Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.7Slide8
 The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein
Gen. 1:1 - all belongs to God because he
created all things
 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2. Every beast
10] For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.10Slide11
3. Silver and gold belong to Him
 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.
souls belong to Him
4] Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.12Slide13
purchase, all Christians belong to Him
1 Cor. 6:19-20
 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.13Slide14
II. The Christian’s stewardship
Illustration – The rich man in account of Lazarus –
 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores
 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Christians are stewards or
of that which belongs to God
We must be
faithful as stewards17Slide18
1 Cor. 4:2
 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Gal. 6:2 – in suffering
 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Gal.2:9-10 – in service
9 and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
10 They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.
1 Cor. 16:1-2 – in finance
 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye
 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
III. The basis of giving is love and dedication to God
1] I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service
 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Lk. 16:13-15 – we cannot serve God and mammon (money)
] No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
2 Cor. 8:8-9 – giving is
proof of “the sincerity” of our love
 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love
 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
2 Cor. 8:12 – giving is to be voluntary & not out from force
12 For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
V. Characteristics of New Testament Giving
First day of the
week I Corinthians 16:1-2
Individually - I Corinthians 16:1-2 "As God hath prospered” I Corinthians 16:2Purposefully, not haphazardly I Corinthians 16:2
9:7 Readily - II Corinthians 8:12 Bountifully - II Corinthians 9:6 Planned - II Corinthians 9:1-2
- II Corinthians 9:7
The church is engaged in the greatest mission under heaven
Money is necessary to carry out this great work of spreading the gospel
We need to give as prospered because this is well pleasing to God
2 Cor. 9:7
7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.