90 Day Tithe Challenge
1. The Tithe is established in Scripture
Hebrews 7:1-2 (NIV)
This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, his name means "king of righteousness"; then also, "king of Salem" means "king of peace." 2 Cor 9:8
Malachi 3:10 (NKJV)
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house- see if I will not open to the floodgates of heaven to you and bless you with surplus…
1 Corinthians 16:2 (NIV)
On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (NIV)
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.
Ownership…the money isn’t mine…I am responsible to Manage what has been given to me …300 Dollars in 10’s
God is the Source/We are Stewards Resource– Genesis 1, Psalms 24-The earth and all it contains is mine, Psalm 50 Cattle on a thousand Hills, Colossians 3 – creator and sustainer of all things
God Gives/We Re-Give - God gives us the ability to grow/gain – Deuteronomy 8:6-20
Illustration: Give you 100 dollars - I made it, I own it! 10 Dollars so you remember I gave it to you…work to do with the 10% you give to me. “100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000”
Sacrificed or Redeemed: Exodus 13:2 (NIV) 2 "Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether man or animal."
Proverbs 3:9-10 (NKJV)
Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; 10 So (then) your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.
Illustration: Graphic of Ten 1 Dollar Bills – How much? Which one?
All the Tithe:
Leviticus 27:30 (NKJV)
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.
Proverbs 3:5-8 (NKJV)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.
Nehemiah 10:38-39 (NIV)
A priest descended from Aaron is to accompany the Levites when they receive the tithes, and the Levites are to bring a tenth of the tithes up to the house of our God, to the storerooms of the treasury. The people of Israel, including the Levites, are to bring their contributions of grain, new wine and oil to the storerooms where the articles for the sanctuary are kept and where the ministering priests, the gatekeepers and the singers stay. "We will not neglect the house of our God."
Malachi 3:6-11 (NIV)
"I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Ever since the time of your forefathers 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?' "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. "But you ask, 'How do we rob you?' "In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse--the whole nation of you--because you are robbing me. 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 you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent pests
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Luke 6:38 (NIV)
Give, and it will be given to you. (That’s not why--- it’s a byproduct) A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." …
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (NIV)
don’t give reluctantly or under compulsion…all grace abound to you!