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Outside The Box

Outside The Box: Heart Check – Matthew 6:19-21

About This Message

 

In week 1 of his series “Outside The Box” Pastor Ryan Heller share how tithing strengthens our heart for God.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)

Living outside the box starts with a heart change.

1.  SO DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON TEMPORARY THINGS

If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.
I Corinthians 3:12-15 (NIV)

2.  SO GIVE CHEERFULLY AND FAITHFULLY

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:7-8 (NIV)

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)

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

How do I tithe? 

1. Develop a budget.

2. Put the big rocks in first.

3. Don’t raise your standard of living.

4. Pray and expect God to do great things.