TITLE: The Problem of Giving
TEXT: Exodus 25:1-8
PROPOSITION: Our giving is only valid when we make a personal offering to our God.
KEY WORD: Conditions
1. David 2 Samuel 24:18-25
a. What has your offering cost you today?
b. "Miss-A-Meal" World Bible School
c. What have you given up for God?
2. Learn a lesson from the CONDITIONS of Israel
1. Conditions of the Sermon
1. Slavery, poverty
2. Bring an offering
a. Sacrifice = "have to do this"
b. Offering = above and beyond
3. With his heart
a. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Not grudgingly, of necessity
b. 2 Corinthians 8:1-5 Begged us to accept the gift
2. Conditions of Giving
1. Exodus 35:21-29
2. Exodus 36:3
3. Conditions of Over-giving
1. Exodus 36:4-7
2. Elders would love to have this "problem"
3. When people give in response to their blessings-
a. They will give more.
b. Church will have TOO MUCH to handle.
Conclusion: Two stories
1. The tenth apple
"Sell all that you have." Mark 10:21
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