MBS112 The Biblical Principles of Giving

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MBS112 The Biblical Principles of Giving

This subject will be covered in three major categories: first, the principles of giving; secondly, the amount of giving; and thirdly, the recipients of giving.

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MBS112 THE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE OF GIVING

By Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

A. The Relationship Between Stewardship and Giving

B. The Underlying Truth of Giving

C. The Hindrances to Giving

1. The Concept of the Tithe

2. The Misunderstanding of Grace Giving

3. The American Lifestyle

4. Tax Deductible Receipts

5. Simple Covetousness

I. THE PRINCIPLES OF GIVING

A. The Basic Principles

1. Giving as a Measure of One’s Love for God

2. Giving as an Expression of One’s Faith

3. Giving More Results in Receiving More

4. Giving Should be Done in Secret

5. Giving Produces a Willingness to Work

B. The Principles Found in 2 Corinthians 8:1–15

C. The Principles Found in 2 Corinthians 9:6–14

II. THE AMOUNT OF GIVING

A. The Old Testament Principle: The Tithe

1. The Three Tithes of the Mosaic Law

a. Support of the Tribe of Levi

b. Support of the Festivals and Sacrifices

c. Support of the Poor

d. Summary

2. Store-House Tithing

3. Scriptures Used to Teach Tithing

a. The New Testament Scriptures

b. The Old Testament Scriptures

c. Summary

B. The New Testament Principle: Spirit-Controlled Giving

1. The New Basis for Giving

2. The Procedure

a. Systematically

b. Individually

c. Privately

d. Proportionately

e. Summary

C. The Distinction Between the Two Principles

III. THE RECIPIENTS OF GIVING

A. The Believer’s Family

B. The Work of the Ministry

C. Jewish Missions

D. The Bible Teacher

E. A Brother in Need

CONCLUSION

For according to their power, I bear witness, yea and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord, beseeching us with much entreaty in regard of this grace and the fellowship in the ministering to the saints.

2 Cor 8:3–4