by Stan Coffey

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Six Myths about Tithing (5 of 11)
Series: What's in It for Me?
Stan Coffey
Malachi 3:7-10

We are in the presence of Jehovah this morning. When we realize that it will make us shout, it will make our troubles vanish if we know we are the presence of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. That is what it is all about. In this study of ''what's in it for me'' we are discovering that everything we do in this life has an impact on eternity, how you will spend eternity, how you will enjoy eternity. Whether it is giving a cup of cold water in Jesus' name or if it is going to the mission field, whether it is something big or something small, every act of kindness that we do in the name of the Lord in His glory out of love for Him, will be remembered by Him and will be rewarded by Him. What's in it for me is a question the disciples raised when they left everything that they had and they answered the call to follow Jesus. The fishermen left their nets, Matthew left his tax collector's desk, others left their occupations and they left it all and they just followed Jesus. One day Peter said, ''Lord we have left all and followed thee, what shall we have therefore?'' And Jesus said, ''no man has left houses or land, or husbands or wives, or brothers or sisters and followed Me who will not have a hundred fold in this life and the life to come.'' So what's in it for me? One thing, eternal life is in it for you if you follow Jesus. That ought to be enough but not only does He give eternal life, but He gives a reward to us. And that is a fascinating thing that Jesus is going to give to us on top of eternal life, a reward in heaven.

Last time we talked about how to lay up treasures in heaven and today I want to talk about what is in it for me if I tithe. If I become a faithful, biblical giver, what will be in it for me? How does it benefit me if I tithe? It looks like I am just 10% less better off if I tithe. I am just 10% poorer if I give a tithe on Sunday morning, so ...

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