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The Blessing of Giving

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One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

  • Understanding that there is blessing in giving.
  • To teach believers to always give.
  • Help believers understand that God rewards the givers.
  • Help believers understand how much blessing comes from giving
  • Help believers understand that giving is a fundamental principle of Christianity that attracts blessing.
  • Admonish believers to understand that there is joy in giving
  • Help believers understand that our giving should be rooted in love.
  • Reinforce the understanding that God is the originator of giving.

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  • How can giving be a blessing?
  • What sort of blessing comes from giving?
  • How do we know the blessings that come from giving?
  • Should we give with the mindset of receiving back?
  • What is the ideal way of giving?
  • What is the importance of giving as Christians to the Lord and to people?
  • What are some of the ways we can give to God, friends, and families?
  • Can my giving make people praise God for our obedience.?
  • Is my giving to God and others pleasing to God?
  • What makes giving an important aspect of the Christian journey?
  • Can I be blessed if I give for the wrong motive?
  • Why is it more blessed to give than to receive?
  • Giving is a spiritual exercise and an act of service to God which should be from the place of love and generous heart (2 Cor 9:6-8, 1 John 3:17-18).
  • Everyone has something to give, there is no one without something to offer. We can  give our time, our resources, our talents and abilities-whatever God has given to us. Never hoard was God has given unto you (Proverbs 11:25, Acts 6:4).
  • The wisdom of God encourages us to still give. (Gen 26:1, 12-14)
  • Giving to others is tandem to giving to God and it will always attract the blessings of God. (Pro 19:17, Pro 11:24-25. Heb 13:16-18, 2 Corin 9:7-8).
  • Giving to God and people opens an avenue to be blessed (Proverbs 11:25)
  • When we give to God and to others, people will praise God for our obedience. (2 Corin 9:6-14, Heb 13:16-18)
  • The principle of sowing and reaping is a divine principle that will never fail, by giving to God, our obedience to His word his rewarded by God (Genesis 8:22)
  • Giving for the wrong motive is a waste of your giving as it will not be acceptable to God and there is no associated blessing (Matthew 6:1).
  • Giving in God’s economy is counted as good works that brings to pass divine promises now and forever (2Cor 9:9, 1Tim 6:17-19)
  • When you avail yourself to be a blessing to others and help them through their difficult times, God keeps you in abundance and will not allow you to be in want (Proverbs 11:24-25)
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  • A generous person is always. Not always financially, but certainly relationally, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Christians should understand that their resources belong to God, be strategic in your giving, it is not every ground that is a fertile ground to sow, prayerfully identify the best soil to sow. Your yield is affected by the soil. Be guided by the Holy spirit. (Matthew 13:1-9)
  • If you are already a giver, do not stop giving but if you are not, ask for the grace to always give because it opens the windows of heaven (Mal 3:7-10)
  • In God’s economy, giving is an investment that yields multiple dividends that the givers may not be able to fathom (Luke 6:38, Job 29:12-13)
  • It is scriptural that there will always be some poor and needy people around us so as we generously gift them, God rejoices and secures our source of income (Duet 15:11, Proverbs 19:17)
  • Look for opportunities to be a blessing to someone, make a positive impact in the life of people, build people and you will receive blessing
  • God rewards our labor of love, get involved in the act of giving and see the heavens open over you
  • Believers should never give for the wrong motives as we will be short-changing ourselves.
  • Money is not as important to God than our relationship with Him, let us give our time, heart, resources to our relationship with God and families (Proverbs 23:26)
  • Our giving should not be limited to God, we should also give to the poor and needy, family and friends as well.
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