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GIVING Dr. Tony Evans & Jonathan
 
Giving reflects the heart of God. There’s no shortage of Bible verses on this topic, so let’s dive right in!
Each person should do as he has decided in his heart – not reluctancy or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

What kind of giver does God love best? What does that look like?
In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35, NASB
Why do you think it’s more blessed to give than receive?
 
Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure – pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return. Luke 6:38 NASB
Does God give back to us when we give to others out of a pure heart?
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord and He will repay him for his good deed . (Proverbs 19:17, NASB)
 
There are many ways of being poor. Some people don’t have enough money. Others don’t have many friends, opportunity, or hope. Name a way you can be kind to the poor.
 
Whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple – I assure you: He will never lose his reward! Matthew 10:42
Is God interested in a BIG gift as much as He is in the heart behind it? Do you consider giving someone a cup of water important? Does God?