Promise Giving

Luke 6:38

Over the past few weeks we have been talking about the promises of God. We have seen how that everything that the believer does in their Christian life is based upon faith in the promises of God. Why should our giving be any different? God wants us to be promise believers in this area as well.

There is a difference between promise giving and faith-promise giving. In faith-promise giving we ask God, by faith, to supply and then we will give (Like Hannah did when asking God to give her a son). In promise giving we give first, believing that God will give it back with increase.

Note: Luke 6:38, "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."

I. Obstacles to Becoming a Promise Giver.

II. Promise Giving:

The pastor came to Mr. Jones and asked him, "If you had a million dollars would you give half of it to the Lord?" Mr. Jones replied, "Of course I would, pastor!" "If you had two houses would you give one of them to the Lord?" "Of course I would, pastor!" Then he asked, "If you had two cows would you give one of them to the Lord?" Mr. Jones answered, "Now pastor, that's not fair! You know I have two cows!"

God doesn't want what we cannot give. His desire is that we be obedient in what we can do! Be a promises believer and be a promise giver!