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THINGS THAT HINDER CHRISTIAN'S GIVING

INTRODUCTION

1.   Paul, in the previous chapter gave the following

guidelines for giving.

A.      We are __________by the example of others( 2 Cor. 8:5)

B.      We should give according to our ____________.

C.     We should give ___________.

D.     Our motive should be one of ________ (8:8,9).

E.      We give to have ___________ (8:3,4).

F.      Giving is not done for __________.

2.   The reality is that many ________ do not follow these guidelines.

DISCUSSION:  SOME ARE HINDERED --

I.    By Being Insensitive To what Their Example Should Be.

1.   Paul boasted to the ____________ their zeal.

2.   Christians should have the reputation of ” being _______ to every good work” (Titus 2:14-13 , 3:1,8).

II.   By THOUGHTLESSNESS AND CARELESNESS  (9:35,7).

1.   Some are not __________.

2.   God wants our ___________.

 

III. By Covetous Reluctance To Part With Possessions.

1. Giving must not be _____________.

2. Grudgingly = “out of sorrow.”

IV. By Shortsighted (v. 6).

1. Paul compared giving to ___________.

2. The Bible teaches that God is a source of __________. (Prov. 11:24, Lk. 6:38).

V. Because Of Unbelief In God's Method. (9:810)

1. God is ________ (V:8).

2. On the other hand, God depends on _______ to do His work.

VI. Because Of Ingratitude (9:11-12; 9:14-15)

1. Giving causes ___________ through us.

2. God's __________ should motivate us to be grateful.

In All His Wisdom He Turned From God

 

Introduction

1. Rags to _________" is a thrilling story, but a far

    more common theme in life is _________ to Rags.

2. Our text is set during the time of the ___________.

3. In a __________ sense, Solomon's kingdom was the

    greatest Israel would see, but in the end Solomon's

     lifestyle caused him to _________ God.

DISCUSSION: We can learn from Solomon.

I.    He Enjoyed A Great Beginning.

      1.   Great ________and faith (1 Ki. 3:1-9).

      2.   Great ________ (1 Ki. 3:10-14).

      3.   Great ­­­­­_______ (1 Chron .28).

II. He Engaged In Great Folly (1 Ki. 11:1-8)

      1.   Solomon _______ many foreign women( 1 Ki. 11:1).

      2.   Solomon ________ to his wives (11:2).

      3.   Solomon _______ (11:3).

      4.   Solomon ________ (1 Ki. 11:5).

      5.   Solomon did ________ (1 Ki. 11:6).

      6.   Solomon ________ high places (1 Ki. 11:7).

      7.   Solomon _________ God (1 Ki. 11:9-11).

III.  LESSONS WE LEARN:

      1.   _________ is possible (cf. 2 Pet. 2:22).

      2.   We will ________ what we ______ (Gal. 6:7,8).

      3.   Keep your __________.

      4.   God will not acquit the __________ (Num. 14:18).

CONCLUSION:

      1.   Your lifestyle can lead you away from God.

      2.   Does your lifestyle _________ Solomon’s?

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