Blank Ckeck Part 2 “Blank Check Giving”
This Weeks Sermon Notes;
Blank Check Giving
Review: God is _____________ of “blank check” authority.
Blank checks are given by __________ ___________; not ____________ _______________.
Giving a blank check to God is _____________; but ____________ it.
Our most valuable commodities are ___________ and __________.
If giving makes you _________________, God doesn’t want you to give. Rather, God desires to make you ________________ with the idea of giving, so you will give.
In every church the ________________ of the money is given by a _______________ of the people.
Blank check giving is not so the church can pay all of its ____________; but so you and I can receive all of God’s _____________.
2 Corinthians 8:1-5
The Collection for the Lord’s People
8 And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. 5 And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.
1. Blank check giving __________ the __________ of God’s people.
The Believers Share Their Possessions
32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
You are never asked to give to _________________ money.
At Buffalo Valley we prefer the word _________________ to ___________________.
2. Blank check giving is made _________________ by God. (vs 1)
In this case the _____________, not the ____________, received the _______________.
The churches in Macedonia were given ____________ by God so they could give __________________ to others.
Wrong Perspective: I give what is __________ to God.
Right Perspective: I give what is __________ to God.
Giving is __________________ to me when I get _____________ to God. (vs 5)
3. Blank check giving is _________________ by love for God.
The Macedonians, who had very little money, had very ___________ love for God and others.
God doesn’t want you to give __________________ (9:7)
We all move in the direction of ______________ if we can.
Out of the riches of Christ’s ____________, He seeks blank check authority over the riches of your ____________. (8;8-10)
What to do? Get _______________. Make a ___________.