Lesson and Notes

Memory Verse

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)

Video Notes

Mark Green’s grandmother, a legendary giver, taught her family: “It’s not the size of the that matters to God, it is the size of the .”

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Correct Answer: gift, sacrifice

Some of the greatest in the Bible are marked by their sacrifice.

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Correct Answer: givers

The topic of being a giver starts in the very first chapter of Genesis, verse 15: God them light.

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Correct Answer: gave

In Genesis 1:29-30, God gave to eat. And in Genesis 9:3, God expanded the menu, giving as food. God is a giver—it’s in His .

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Correct Answer: plants, animals, nature

“You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet.”
Psalm 8:6 (NIV)

From this verse we see that God gave over the earth to man. We are His —we steward what God has to us.

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Correct Answer: authority, stewards, given

There is also another “giver” in the Bible. is a giver/ deceiver.

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Correct Answer: Satan

Satan had the audacity to say in the of Christ, “All this I will give you.”

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Correct Answer: temptations

Jesus knew it was a lie. He was going to build His own .

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Correct Answer: kingdom

The two givers in the Bible are the two we have to with.

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Correct Answer: wrestle

Are we going to listen to the giver or the true and giver?

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Correct Answer: deceiving, righteous

God says, I am the great giver, and I want to be a giver too.

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Correct Answer: you

Chuck has a friend that says, “We don’t have to teach . Every human being is already generous: They’re either generous to themselves, or they’re generous ."

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Correct Answer: generosity, towards God

If you’re generous only to yourself, you have bought the of the deceiving giver, who has told you, “You can have it all.”

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Correct Answer: lie

We have to Satan’s lie and become givers.

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Correct Answer: reject

Everything that God made gives. The sun gives, the moon gives, trees, plants, dirt, bees—everything is to give.

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Correct Answer: designed

God wants us to be more and more into His image.

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Correct Answer: conformed

We must not just give, but see our as . . . a continual action driven by our reflection of God our Father.

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Correct Answer: identity, givers

In the church, our job is not to raise money, but to raise .

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Correct Answer: stewards

We are His givers; we are His transfer to build the Kingdom of God.

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Correct Answer: agents

Motivations to Give

• By – Luke 21:1-4, Malachi 3:10

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Correct Answer: faith

• Repay – Romans 15:27

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Correct Answer: spiritual debt

We should reject the gospel, because it is not motivated out of .

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Correct Answer: prosperity, love

Where to Give

– Leviticus 27:30-33, Malachi 3:6-12

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Correct Answer: Church

• Those in . – Matthew 25:35

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Correct Answer: need

Examine you are giving: “Will it advance the of God?”

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Correct Answer: where, Kingdom

Recompensas para los donantes:

• More – Acts 20:35

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Correct Answer: Blessing

• Reward by the . – Matthew 6:4

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Correct Answer: Father

You’re encouraging the when you give.

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Correct Answer: Body of Christ