Lesson and Notes

Memory Verse

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)

Video Notes

Mark Green’s grandmother, a legendary giver, taught her family: “It’s not the size of the that matters to God, it is the size of the .”

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gift, sacrifice

Some of the greatest in the Bible are marked by their sacrifice.

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The topic of being a giver starts in the very first chapter of Genesis, verse 15: God them light.

In Genesis 1:29-30, God gave to eat. And in Genesis 9:3, God expanded the menu, giving as food. God is a giver—it’s in His .

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plants, animals, nature

“You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet.”
Psalm 8:6 (NIV)

From this verse we see that God gave over the earth to man. We are His —we steward what God has to us.

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authority, stewards, given

There is also another “giver” in the Bible. is a giver/ deceiver.

Satan had the audacity to say in the of Christ, “All this I will give you.”

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Jesus knew it was a lie. He was going to build His own .

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The two givers in the Bible are the two we have to with.

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Are we going to listen to the giver or the true and giver?

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deceiving, righteous

God says, I am the great giver, and I want to be a giver too.

Chuck has a friend that says, “We don’t have to teach . Every human being is already generous: They’re either generous to themselves, or they’re generous ."

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generosity, towards God

If you’re generous only to yourself, you have bought the of the deceiving giver, who has told you, “You can have it all.”

We have to Satan’s lie and become givers.

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Everything that God made gives. The sun gives, the moon gives, trees, plants, dirt, bees—everything is to give.

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God wants us to be more and more into His image.

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We must not just give, but see our as . . . a continual action driven by our reflection of God our Father.

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identity, givers

In the church, our job is not to raise money, but to raise .

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We are His givers; we are His transfer to build the Kingdom of God.

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Motivations to Give

• By – Luke 21:1-4, Malachi 3:10

• Repay – Romans 15:27

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spiritual debt

We should reject the gospel, because it is not motivated out of .

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prosperity, love

Where to Give

– Leviticus 27:30-33, Malachi 3:6-12

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• Those in . – Matthew 25:35

Examine you are giving: “Will it advance the of God?”

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where, Kingdom

Recompensas para los donantes:

• More – Acts 20:35

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• Reward by the . – Matthew 6:4

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You’re encouraging the when you give.

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