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Welcome……………………….Bill Butler
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Not Afraid
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The word tithe means 10%.

1.  Tithing is the first 10 percent of my income to God's church so His Kingdom can be advanced.

Ten percent of everything you harvest is holy and belongs to me, whether it grows in your fields or on your fruit trees.

-Leviticus 27:30

HOLY:  To be set apart for God's purposes

2. Tithing is giving God my so He can bless the rest

Honor the Lord by giving him the first and best part of all your income, then your barns will be full, and your vats will overflow with fresh wine.

-Proverbs 3:9-10

The Power of the Tithe:

1.  When I tithe it provides for my church to do God's work.

Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse so that there may be food in my temple.

-Malachi 3:10a

2.  When I tithe it teaches me to .

The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.

-Deuteronomy 14:23

You can never please God without faith, without depending on him. Anyone who wants to come to God must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely look for him.

-Hebrews 11:6

Can a person rob God? You indeed are robbing me, but you say, ‚ÄėHow are we robbing you?‚Äô In tithes and contributions! You are bound for judgment because you are robbing me‚ÄĒthis whole nation is guilty.

-Malachi 3:8-9

You Pharisees and teachers are show-offs, and you’re in for trouble! You give God a tenth of the spices from your garden, such as mint, dill, and cumin. Yet you neglect the more important matters of the Law, such as justice, mercy, and faithfulness. Yes, you should tithe, but you shouldn’t leave the more important things undone.

-Matthew 23:23

3.  When I tithe it builds my in God.

Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse so that there may be food in my temple. Test me in this,‚ÄĚ says the Lord Almighty, ‚Äúand see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it all.

 -Malachi 3:10

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1.  What one idea from today's message really stood out to you?  Why?

2.  Are you giving God your first and best?  Why or why not?

3.  What is the biggest barrier that keeps you or kept you from tithing?

4.  Why do you think God wants us to test Him in this area?

5.  What is the connection between our hearts and giving?