A Distinction in
Titles and Offerings
By what has God ordained
that His work he sustained?
Tithes and Offerings.
How are we told to come
into His courts?
Ascribe to the Lord
the glory due his name; bring an offering and
come into his courts.
offerings are mentioned in the Bible, such as a
thank offerings, peace offerings, sin offerings,
and trespass offerings.
Concerning the celebration
of the three annual feasts, what instruction did
God give to His people anciently?
Three times a year
you are to celebrate a festival to me. Celebrate
the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days eat
bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do
this at the appointed time in the month of Abib,
for in that month you came out of Egypt. No
one is to appear before me empty-handed.
With what spirit would God
have us give?
Each man should give
what he has decided in his heart to give, not
reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves
a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7.
What has Christ said
It is more blessed
to give than to receive. Acts 20:35.
According to what rule
were the Israelites commanded to give?
Each of you must bring
a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God
has blessed you. Deuteronomy 16:17.
Compare 1 Corinthians 16:2.
Upon what basis are gifts
acceptable to God?
For if the
willingness is there, the gift is acceptable
according to what one has, not according to
what he does not have. 2 Corinthians 8:12.
What charge was Timothy
instructed to give the rich?
Command those who
are rich in this present world not to be arrogant
nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so
uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who
richly provides us with everything for our
enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich
in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to
share. 1 Timothy 6:17-19.
How does God regard such a
And do not forget to
do good and to share with others, for such
sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews
The Case of the Covetous
How does God regard the
He boasts of the
cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles
Psalm 10:3. (See Exodus
What warning did Christ
give against covetousness?
Then he said to
them, Watch out! Be on your guard
against all kinds of greed; a mans life
does not consist in the abundance of his
possessions. Luke 12:15.
How, in the parable, did
God regard the selfish rich man?
But God said to him,
You fool! This very night your life
will be demanded from you. Then who will get what
you have prepared for yourself? Verse
What application does
Christ make of this parable?
This is how it will
be with anyone who stores up things for himself
but is not rich toward God. Verse 21. (See
1 Timothy 6:7.)
Laying up Treasures in
By what means can men lay
up treasures in heaven?
possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses
for yourselves that will not wear out, a
treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted,
where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
Luke 12:33. For we brought nothing
into this world, and we can take nothing out of
it. 1 Timothy 6:7.
What words of Jesus where
our hearts are?
For where your treasure is, there
your heart will be also. Luke 12:34.
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