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Series: Great Church Members Make Great Churches
II Chronicles 24:1-4
1. THEY GAVE PURPOSEFULLY
a) The Ministry of the House of God
b) The Maintenance of the House of God
2. THEY GAVE OBEDIENTLY
a) The When of Our Giving
b) The Where of Our Giving
c) The What of Our Giving
3. THEY GAVE WILLFULLY
a) Offering Gratefully Given
b) Offerings Gladly Given
4. THEY GAVE LIBERALLY
a) They Gave Sacrificially
b) They Gave Sufficiently
5. THEY GAVE JOYFULLY
a) A Great Purpose
b) A Great Privilege
6. THEY GAVE REGULARILY
a) A Yearly Practice
b) A Yearly Priority
1. I am aware that when I preach on giving, I am preaching on the most sensitive subject on which a preacher can preach. It seems people will forgive a preacher for just about anything but preaching on giving. For some reason, for most Baptists, there is an extremely sensitive nerve that runs from the pocket book to the heart.
2. If you have been around here for any length of time, you know that I have never hesitated to preach on giving. I am sure some of you feel like the fellow who was marooned on a deserted island with another fellow. He was walking around ringing his hands, saying to himself, "We are going to die here. No one will ever find us. We are going to die here." All the time the other fellow was leaning against a coconut tree, enjoying the sun, and acting like he didn't have a care in the world. The worried fellow said to him, "Aren't you worried? Don't you realize that we will probably never be found and will die on this island?" The calm fellow replied, "Nah, I am not worried at all. My tithe is over $1,000.00 a week. My preacher will find me."
3. The reason I have never hesitated to preach on giving, even though it is a sensitive subject to some, is because it is in the Bible. I believe in preaching the Bible, and therefore, if I preach the Bible I will preach on giving. It may surprise some ...
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