My Money | Week 8

Prepare the Way

Every gift tells a story…a story about the person who gave it.

  • Every gift turns our attention to the one who gave it.

 

This is why the Kingdom of God is centered around giving.

John 3:16 (NKJV) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

 

  • God gave knowing that the gift would turn our attention to Him.

 

The gift that God gave us did two things: it fixed a problem and revealed the Father’s heart.

  • The heart of the giver is attached to the gift, which makes an even greater impact.

  • A great gift is remembered because it reveals the heart of the One who gave it.

 

This is what being a giver is all aboutWe give to connect people to the heart of God.

  • When God’s blessings stop with us, the heart of God is not revealed.

 

Romans 2:4 (NKJV) [it is] the goodness of God leads [men] to repentance.

  • We are all called to be givers of God’s goodness to those hurting, broken and lost.

  • We are called to reveal the heart of the Father through giving.

 

Most people have heard God loves them, but have never experience the love of God.

  • We share the love of God through giving.

 

Proverbs 18:16 (NKJV) A man’s gift makes room for him.

No one is immune to the force of generosity.

  • A gift can remove preconceived ideas and misconceptions that have grown for years. 

  • A gift can clear a path to the heart of the one who gave the gift.

  • Our generosity clears a path to make God’s heart visible to the world.

 

This is the reason the church exists, to clear a path to the heart of God.

  • If they can catch a glimpse of His heart—that’s all it takes..  

 

When you support a ministry, what that ministry accomplishes is credited to you.

That means that we make our money a ministry when we give. 

Crosspointe Church