Because Jesus gave, He expects us to be givers, as well, but He wants our giving to be done with the right intent. As a believer in Christ, does anything need to change in the way I handle money? Follow along with us in part four of “Now What” where we will learn God’s view on money.

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(A Change in How I Handle Money)

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.” Matt. 6:1 NASB

3 Facts about Money

1). (God expects Giving)
“So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” Matt. 6:2-4 NASB
Why?
(Because He Gave)
2). (Understand Value)
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal…”. Matt. 6:19-20 NASB
Ask:
(What Really Matters)?
3). (Money reveals Motive)
“…for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matt. 6:21 NASB
Heart= (Money & Time)
1 Question
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” Matt. 6:24 NASB
(Who will I serve)?
2 Statements
1). (I Get to Give) For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord, begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints, and this, not as we had expected, but they first gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God. 2 Cor. 8:3-5 NASB
2). (I Get to Give…BIG) Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. 9:6-7 NASB
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