Tithes, Offerings, Gifts
Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 12: 4-7, Psalm 96:7
Abraham gives the tithe to Melchizedek.
(Hebrews 7:1-10 references this event.)
Jacob promises gifts to God.
Exodus 25: 1-8
God invites offerings to create a place of worship.
Proper worship described, including the giving of offerings.
Tithing to provide for the priesthood.
Offerings in response to receiving gifts from God.
Leviticus 27:1-34 (30-34)
Tithing referenced as a response to God. A promise included.
Freewill offerings promised.
Vows and thank offerings promised.
Bring offerings, as a part of worship.
Worship with singing and thanksgiving.
Fulfill oaths, make offerings of praise.
Worship and praise with skill and passion!
Don’t neglect the spirit of the law while keeping the fine points of it.
The comparative worth of the Widow’s gift.
2 Corinthians 9:5ff
A cheerful giver and God’s promise.