1. THE LORD OWNS EVERYTHING “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.” (Psalm 24:1 NLT) THE LORD IS THE SOURCE , NOT A RESOURCE OF ALL PROVISION “Yet for us there is (only) one God, the Father, Who is the Source of all things…” (I Corinthians 8:6 AMPC) “…‘Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’” (Luke 20:25 NASB) THE “ TITHE ” IS THE LORD’S , IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE RENDERED , NOT KEPT “And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s: it is holy unto the Lord.” (Leviticus 27:30 KJV) RENDER: (Gr: APODIDOMI) “ ‘…TEST 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 a blessing until it overflows.’” (Malachi 3:10 NASB) NOT LOSING WHAT YOU HAVE, YOU’LL GAIN WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE 2. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS TRANSACTIONAL “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38 NIV) PRINCIPLE OF RECIPROCITY 3. RENDERING IS AN ACT OF RESPECT “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the best part of everything you produce.” (Proverbs 3:9 NLT) Victory Group Questions: 1. How is “rendering” applied in everyday life? Give 2 examples. 2. How is God’s Kingdom transactional? Give 2 examples of this in everyday life? 3. When it comes to “tithing”, do you find it hard or easy to render the tithe? Why? 4. How has God blessed you, and how can you bless God in return (reciprocity)?