COMMUNITY OF GIVERS!
The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous shows mercy and gives.
(Psalm 37:21 NKJV)
LET’S BUILD A COMMUNITY OF “I GOT YOU!”
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.”
(Exodus 25:1-2 NKJV)
And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
(Exodus 25:8 NKJV)
A COMMUNITY OF GIVERS WILL ALWAYS ATTRACT THE SPIRIT OF GOD
Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
(Matthew 18:18 NKJV)
BE A COMMUNITY OF “I GOT YOU,” IN ORDER TO OUTPACE THE NEEDED WORK
So Moses gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, “Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the sanctuary.” And the people were restrained from bringing, for the material they had was sufficient for all the work to be done—indeed too much.
(Exodus 36:6-7 NKJV)
A COMMUNITY OF “I GOT YOU” WILL ALWAYS EXPERIENCE MORE THAN WHAT THEY GAVE
And he raised up the court all around the tabernacle and the altar, and hung up the screen of the court gate. So Moses finished the work. Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
(Exodus 40:33-34 NKJV)
Life Group Discussion:
What does a Community of Givers look like to you? Discuss and give examples.
The people of Israel gave so that the sanctuary can be built. What role does a Community of Givers have in today’s time for the practical works of the ministry?
The people of Israel gave so much, that they were instructed to stop giving. Do you think we (Community of Givers) can outpace the work at hand? What can you do in your own personal life to help us outpace the much-needed work?
What can you do today to be a community of “I GOT YOU!?”