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It's A Mindset

It’s A Mindset: Priorities: Matthew 6:33

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But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God first in your lives.
Deuteronomy 14:23 (TLB)

You are to give over to the Lord the first offspring of every womb. All the firstborn males of your livestock belong to the Lord.
Exodus 13:12 (NIV)

HOW DO I TITHE?

1. CHANGE MY MINDSET

Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap.
Luke 6:38 (NLT)

The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty.
Haggai 2:8 (NIV)

You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth…
Deuteronomy 8:18

2. BUDGET

On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
1 Corinthians 16:2 (NIV)

3. TRUST GOD

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Malachi 3:10 (NIV)

WHAT BEGINS TO HAPPEN WHEN I TITHE?

1. MY FAITH GROWS

And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
2 Corinthians 8:1-2 (NIV)

2. MINISTRY FLOURISHES

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.
Romans 16:1-2 (NIV)

3. GOD IS GLORIFIED

I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.
Philippians 4:18 (NIV)

4. MY INFLUENCE IS INCREASED

They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.
Psalm 112:9 (NLT)

“The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.”
Proverbs 11:24 (MSG)

5. I FIND JOY

There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.
Acts 20:35b (TEV)