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Monopoly: Building God's Kingdom

Monopoly: Consumer Or Contributor: Psalm 24:1-2

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The earth and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to the Lord; for he laid its foundation on the seas and established it on the rivers.
Psalms 24:1-2

How can I develop a contributor mindset?

1. GOD OWNS EVERYTHING

The heavens are Yours; the earth also is Yours. The world and everything in it-You founded them.  North and south-You created them…
Psalm 89:11-12 (CSB)

‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty.
Haggai 2:8 (HCSB)

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (CSB)

2. I AM GOD’S STEWARD

“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your own hand.”
1 Chronicles 29:14 (HCSB)

So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Romans 14:12 (CSB)

2 Marks of a Faithful Steward

A. I Serve Regularly

A person should think of us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 4:1 (CSB)

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)

B. I Tithe Faithfully

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

One tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain from the fields or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD and must be set apart to him as holy.
Leviticus 27:30 (NLT)

3. I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Colossians 3:17 (CSB)

…for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7 (CSB)

Then all the craftsmen who were doing all the work for the sanctuary came one by one from the work they were doing and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than is needed for the construction of the work the Lord commanded to be done.” After Moses gave an order, they sent a proclamation throughout the camp: “Let no man or woman make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” So the people stopped. The materials were sufficient for them to do all the work. There was more than enough.
Exodus 36:4-7 (HCSB)

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