1 Corinthians 16:1-3 You Should Test God - Pastor David McGee

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Pastor David McGee

Date Taught: October 9, 2011

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Life Lessons
Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 16:1)

God gives away what is His; the enemy takes what is not his.

Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 16:1)

A part of our worship of God is giving financially.

Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 16:2)

As followers of Jesus, we should learn to be generous people and givers.

Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 16:3)

How we handle our tongues, our time and our finances tell a great deal of the depth of our commitment to God.

Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 16:3)

God created us to be forgiven and to be givers.

Verses Referenced and Teaching Notes
1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
Acts 20:35 NKJV
I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'
Acts 20:35 partial CJB
'There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.'
1 Corinthians 3:6 NKJV
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
James 1:5 NLT
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
John 3:16 NKJV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 10:10 NLT
The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
Malachi 3:8-11 NKJV
8 "Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, 'In what way have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this, "Says the Lord of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 "And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, "Says the Lord of hosts;
Leviticus 27:30 NLT
"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.
1 Corinthians 16:2 NLT
On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned. Don't wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once.
Proverbs 11:17 NKJV
The merciful man does good for his own soul, But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
Proverbs 11:24 NKJV
There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty.
Proverbs 11:24 NLT
Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.
Matthew 23:23 NKJV
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
Leviticus 27:30 NLT
"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.
Genesis 14:18-20 NKJV
18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said: "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; 20 And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand." And he gave him a tithe of all.
Genesis 28:20-22 NKJV
20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, 21 so that I come back to my father's house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God. 22 And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God's house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You."
Romans 14:12 NKJV
So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.
Revelation 22:12-13 NKJV
12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."
Mark 12:41 NKJV
Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury.
Malachi 3:7 NLT
Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to you," says the Lord of Heaven's Armies. "But you ask, 'How can we return when we have never gone away?'
Numbers 18:29 NKJV
Be sure to give to the Lord the best portions of the gifts given to you.
Malachi 3:10 NLT
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do," says the Lord of Heaven's Armies, "I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!
Malachi 3:11 (partial) NKJV
"And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,"
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