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Part 9 – Stewardship 2016

 
 

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Scriptures Used in Program*

first: putting GOD first in living and giving

by Mike Slaughter

*All Scriptures are from the Common English Bible (CEB) unless otherwise noted.

October 4th thru October 10th

Be Faithful, Save, and Give

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: “They have scattered abroad their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. (2 Corinthians 9:6-12 TNIV)

Precious treasure and oil stay in the home of the wise,

but fools swallow them up. (Proverbs 21:20)

 

Know your flock well;

pay attention to your herds,

for no treasure lasts forever,

nor a crown generation after generation. (Proverbs 27:23-24)

When the grass goes away, new growth appears,

and the plants of the hills are gathered,

then the lambs will provide your clothes,

and the goats will be the price of your fields.

There will be enough goat’s milk for your food,

for the food of your house,

and to nourish your young women. (Proverbs 27:25-27)

Riches gotten quickly will dwindle,

but those who acquire them gradually become wealthy. (Proverbs 13:11)

Good people leave their grandchildren an inheritance,

but the wealth of sinners is stored up for the righteous. (Proverbs 13:22)

“Collect treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moth and rust don’t eat them and where thieves don’t break in and steal them. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:20-21)

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life. (John 3:16)

When Jesus arrived and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Then he began to teach them many things. Late in the day, his disciples came to him and said, “This is an isolated place, and it’s already late in the day. Send them away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy something to eat for themselves.” He replied, “You give them something to eat.” But they said to him, “Should we go off and buy bread worth almost eight months’ pay and give it to them to eat?” He said to them, “How much bread do you have? Take a look.” After checking, they said, “Five loaves of bread and two fish.” He directed the disciples to seat all the people in groups as though they were having a banquet on the green grass. They sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. He took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up to heaven, blessed them, broke the loaves into pieces, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. Everyone ate until they were full. They filled twelve baskets with the leftover pieces of bread and fish. (Mark 6:34-43)

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. (2 Corinthians 9:6 TNIV)

 

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