Sermon Notes

December 13, 2015 - AM

Contrast of Givers

Luke 18:10-11

 There are many things we can give:

  • Time
  • Treasures
  • Talents
  • Testimony

How we give is just as important as what we give.

I. The Religious - vs. 10-12

- Gave out of selfishness

He had a misplaced love.  He loved himself more than anyone or anything else.  Who does the Bible tell us to love?

    1. God - Luke 10:27
    2. Neighbor - Luke 10:27
    3. Enemy - Matthew 5:44

Bible never says to love yourself.

He gave because it benefited him.

II. The Repentant - v. 13

- Gave out of humility

    1. Receives grace - James 4:6
    2. Receives forgiveness - Psalm 51:17
    3. Receives God’s exaltation - James 4:10

III. The Ruler - vs. 18-27

- Gave out of expectancy

    1. Expected to be noticed
    2. Expected to be rewarded
    3. Expected to do it this way - Cain

How many times do we give expecting something or we give because it is expected of us?

IV. The Righteous - vs. 28-30

- Gave out of relationship

    1. Our motives - We give because He gave.
    2. Our measure - All
    3. Our multiplying - v. 30

 

January 3, 2016

Awake to Righteousness: Resolutions That Impact

I Corinthians 15:31-34

1. Recommit Your Faithfulness - I Corinthians 4:2

Faithfulness is a legacy we all can leave.

2. Re-establish Your Priorities - Romans 8:5-7

3. Redefine Your Motivations - I Corinthians 3:18

4. Renew Your Love - Revelation 2:4

5. Rethink Your Actions - James 1:22

6. Resist Your Flesh - Galatians 5:16-17

7. Rejuvenate Your Passions - Proverbs 11:30

8. Recharge Your Labor - I Corinthians 16:15

 

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