Time for another dose of personal Bible study.
Get your Bible out and do a bit of gold digging.
Read through the following Bible passages and write down your thoughts on giving.
You will be amazed at what God can teach you directly from his Word.
Don?t just take what other people tell you about giving. Check it out yourself.
Be a Berean.
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11 NIV
1. Maintaining the right attitude to money and wealth
a. Do not worry
Matthew 6: 24-34
b. Be content with what you have
1 Timothy 6: 6-10
c. Don?t be a rich fool
Luke 12: 13-21
d. Be a god steward of what you have
Luke 16: 1-13
e. Don?t let riches rule you
Matthew 6: 19-21
Matthew 19: 16-22
2. Whose money is it anyway
Psalm 24: 1-2
Deuteronomy 10: 13-14
John 3: 27
Matthew 22: 15-21
3. Benefits of giving
What you sow is what you reap.
Giving to God is a great investment
- 2 Corinthians 9:6-10
- Philippians 4: 10-20
- Matthew 25: 14-30
- Malachi 3: 8-12
- 1 Kings 17: 8-16
What was promised or received by the above people when they gave to God?
4. Having considered the above scriptures what are you thoughts about giving
- to the church
- to the wider work of God
- to people in need
- to your brothers and sisters in christ