Sunday, January 8, 2017 - The River Principle
Bro. Jim Tune
Jan. 8, 2017
Biblical Principles About Stewardship and Giving
1.The who’s in charge principle.
“The earth and everything on it belong to the Lord. The world and its people belong to Him.” - Psalm 24:1
- Giving has nothing to do with our assets.
- It has everything to do with our attitude.
2.The give and grow principle.
- Giving makes me more like God.
- Giving draws me closer to God.
- Giving breaks the grip of materialism.
3.The do it now principle.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” - Luke 16:10
4.The I’m in debt principle.
5.The fountain of youth principle.
“We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give.”
6.The who’s number one principle.
“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your increase.” Prov. 3:4
“On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income . . . ” - 1 Cor. 16:2
7.The cheerful attitude principle.
“Each person should give, not with reluctance or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” - 2 Cor. 9:7
We can give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.
8.The big shovel principle.
“Give and it will be given to you; a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you in return.” - Luke 6:38
9.The river principle.
“God will give to us what He knows will flow through us.”
10.The who has who principle.
It’s not how much we have of the world that dictates our generosity toward God, but how much God has of us.