TRICK OR TRUTH ABOUT THE TITHE pt. 1
TITHE: TENTH, 10th, 1/10, 10%, 10 of every 100, ALSO MEANS FIRST FRUIT, BEST FRUIT, TOP FRUIT, NOT BOTTOM FRUIT!!
1. ENEMY’S TRICK: TITHING DOESN’T MATTER!!
GOD’S TRUTH: TITHING DEFINITELY MATTERS!!
“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 to the Lord. If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it. And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the Lord.” Leviticus 27:30-32 NKJV
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 NKJV
2. ENEMY’S TRICK: TITHING IS OLD TESTAMENT!!
GOD’S TRUTH: TITHING IS BOTH!!
“Well, then,’ Jesus said, ‘give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.’ His reply completely amazed them.” Mark 12:17 NLT
“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.” Matthew 23:23 NLT
3. ENEMY’S TRICK: GIVE!!
GOD’S TRUTH: RETURN!!
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house…” Malachi 3:10 NKJV
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 NKJV
VICTORY GROUP QUESTIONS
1) Share with the group your basic understanding of what the Tithe is. Did you learn something new from this message??
2) Do you believe that Tithing is only Old Testament or Both?? Explain your answer.
3) If you don’t have a home church, where should you Tithe?? If you don’t have a job, are you still obligated to Tithe??
4) Why is it important to give with the right heart?? Why does your attitude matter when giving of the Tithe??