Money: Our Tool or Our Drug?
Bible Text: Malachi 3:6-12 | Preacher: Pastor Steve
Money Is A Tool Or Money Is A Drug
Biblically our money is a servant or our money is an idol
1 Timothy 6:9-10 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
God Said There Is A Correct Way To Live Life
Malachi 3:8-10 Will a person rob God? Yes, you’re robbing him. You ask, How do we rob God? In tithes and offerings you are robbing God…Bring the whole tithe into my storehouse, that there may be food in my house…
Partial disobedience is total disobedience according to God’s Word
Tithe Means A Tenth (10%)
The purpose of the tithe is to give 10% of whatever increase we experience and bring it to our place of worship. Tithing is a symbol of commitment and thanksgiving to the Lord for all of His blessings. The tithe supports the personnel and ministries of our worship center.
Integrity In Our Giving
Malachi 1:8-9 And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? Offer it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably? Says the LORD of hosts. But now entreat God’s favor, that He may be gracious to us. While this is being done by your hands, will He accept you favorably? Says the LORD of hosts.
FIRSTFRUITS OR LASTFRUITS
Numbers 18:12-13 All the best of the oil, all the best of the new wine and the grain, their firstfruits which they offer to the Lord, I have given them to you. Whatever first ripe fruit is in their land, which they bring to the Lord, shall be yours. Everyone who is clean in your house may eat it.
Integrity With Our Talents
Malachi 1:10-12 Who is there even among you who would shut the doors, so that you would not kindle fire on My altar in vain? I have no pleasure in you, says the LORD of hosts, nor will I accept an offering from your hands…
Integrity With Our Time
Malachi 1:13-14 You also say, oh, what a weariness! And you sneer at it, says the LORD of hosts. And you bring the stolen, the lame, and the sick; thus you bring an offering! Should I accept this from your hand– for I am a great King, says the LORD of hosts, And My name is to be feared among the nations.
Integrity With Our Tithe
Malachi 3:10-12 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.
Our tithe acknowledges that everything we have is from the Lord