Pastor's Sunday Sermon
July 23, 2023
Proverbs Why obey?
Love please and be a friend who helps.
Tithing, obedience, and love. Tithing is the 10% we are instructed to give bak to the Lord.
Leviticus 27:30 Proverbs 3:5-6,9-10. Honor the Lord with your possessions
Malachi 3:6-12 John 6:66-69. We trust in God with our tithe, because he is the one with Eternal life.
Matthew 6:27, 33 , Philippians 4:6 why worry?
Matthew 6:21, what happens when we are foolish with our money? Sometimes the Lord brings us into situations where we can learn a lesson the hard way. Proverbs 3:11-12
Actively choose to love and obey. Joshua 24:15 James 1:22 Psalms 119:11
“‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Honor the Lord with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.
“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.
“But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.
“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
“In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.
From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Matthew 6:27, 33
27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.[a]
But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
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