Sermon: Paradox - Gain by Giving

Paradox: The Foolish Words of Jesus
”Gain by Giving”

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Paradox: The Foolish Wisdom of Jesus
Sermon Four: Gain by Giving

CONNECT:
What do you remember most from this week’s message?
In what ways are you drawn to generosity?

ENGAGE:
Read Leviticus 27:30, 2 Chronicles 31:5-6b, Malachi 3:10. What is taught about the tithe?

Read Genesis 4:2-5
What is the difference between the two brothers’s offering?
Why did God look with favor on Abel?

Read Matthew 23:23
What context does Jesus give regarding the tithe?
What importance does Jesus attribute to the tithe?

Read Proverbs 3:9-10 Exodus 23:19 and Exodus 34:19
What is a “first fruit”?

Money is always about trust. It takes no trust to give God leftovers.
What is the spiritual significance of giving a first fruit?

APPLY:
Consider what you do with your first fruits.
What adjustments could you make?

GOING DEEPER:
For further insights into developing practices that lead to freedom and power read Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster.

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