Essential Practices: Tithing

delivered January 21st, 2018 by Lori Brown

Sermon Video

Sermon Notes

  • Key Scripture: Malachi 1:6-8 and Malachi 3:6-12
  • Genesis 14:18-20
  • Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth without being asked
  • Leviticus 27:30-33
  • Tithing is biblical
  • We’re giving back just a small portion of what’s already God’s.
  • Psalm 89:11
  • We give back out of our love for God
  • 1 Corinthians 10:26
  • Psalm 24:1
  • Tithes are a tenth.  Anything above and beyond that are offerings.
  • Genesis 4 is the first biblical reference to offerings
  • Genesis 4:2-5
  • Proverbs 3:9 refers to first fruits, not eventual fruits
  • Ezra and Nehemiah speak about the restoration of Israel
  • Malachi 1: The priests allowed people to bring poor, blemished and lame animals to God
  • Malachi 3
  • Tithing is for the ministries of Moore’s Chapel and the Church at large
  • God says, “Test me!”  This is the only place in scripture that God tells us this
  • We experience freedom by being able to trust God.
  • 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
  • We are a generous church.  The purpose of tithing is to change the giver