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Momentum Through Giving

"My Commitment"

Giving financially is a spiritual issue more than a financial issue.

Each of us is challenged to give financial resources by making a three-year commitment for our project.

1 Chronicles 29:1-9

"Then King David said to the whole assembly: "My son Solomon, the one whom God has chosen, is young and inexperienced. The task is great, because this temple he will build is not for man but for the Lord God. With all my resources I have provided for the temple of my God–gold for the gold work, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron and wood for the wood, as well as onyx for the settings, turquoise, stones of various colors, and all kinds of fine stone and marble–all of these in large quantities. Besides, in my personal devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple: three thousand talents of gold and seven thousand talents of refined silver, for the overlaying of the walls of the buildings, for the gold work and the silver work, and for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now, who is willing to consecrate themselves to the Lord today?" Then the leaders of families, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king's work gave willingly. They gave toward the work on the temple of God five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze and a hundred thousand talents of iron. Anyone who had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the temple of the Lord in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite. The people rejoiced at the willing response, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.

Eight Important Observations:

1. Our Motivation for "Momentum"

v. 1

2. Our Consideration about "Momentum"

v.1 The task is great...

a. Luke 12:48

b. "This is not about equal gifts, this is about equal sacrifice"

3. Our Preparation for "Momentum"

v.2

Four levels of giving:

systematic (what you give out of regular income), sacrificial (what you might be willing to give up), supplemental (what you can give from additional earnings), supernatural (what you believe God will supply)

4. Our Heart for "Momentum"

v.3

5. Our Example for "Momentum"

v.3-4, v.5

6. Our Willingness for "Momentum"

v. 5

God's word tells us that the willingness to fill one's hand with finances in order to give to the work of God is an act of consecration. God loves a cheerful giver!

7. Our Influence in "Momentum"

v.6

8. Our Results through "Momentum"

v.9

Amens

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