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Published on February 5, 2008

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The Soul Winning and Soul Saving Aspects of Tithing:  The Soul Winning and Soul Saving Aspects of Tithing Presented by G. Edward Reid Slide2:  People must understand that “A non-tither is still an outsider. He is a guest in the home. Tithing makes one an insider. One is now part of the team, sharing with others gladly and unselfishly the responsibility of keeping the doors open and spreading the gospel.” --Choosing To Live , p. 73 J. David Schmidt Slide3:  Seven Biblical Principles of Faithful Tithing $$$ Slide4:  The tithe is holy. Lev. 27:30 The tithe belongs to God. Lev. 27:30 We should put God first. Prov. 3:9,10; Gen. 28:20-22 God will honor careful obedience with blessings. Deut. 28:1-14 Failure to tithe is robbery of God. Mal. 6:10 Slide5:  6. An honest tithe has three elements. -- 10% - Gen. 28:22 (portion or percentage) -- It must be returned to God’s storehouse. Mal. 3:10 (place) -- It is to be used to support the ministry. Num. 18:21 (purpose) 7. God’s plan is best. Prov. 3:5, 6 If all, both rich and poor, would bring their tithes into the storehouse, there would be a sufficient supply of means to release the cause from financial embarrassment and to nobly carry forward the missionary work in its various departments. --4T 475 :  If all, both rich and poor, would bring their tithes into the storehouse, there would be a sufficient supply of means to release the cause from financial embarrassment and to nobly carry forward the missionary work in its various departments. --4T 475 If all the tithes of our people flowed into the treasury of the Lord as they should, such blessings would be received that gifts and offerings for sacred purposes would be multiplied tenfold, and thus the channel between God and man would be kept open. The followers of Christ should not wait for thrilling missionary appeals to arouse them to action. If spiritually awake, they would hear in the income of every week, whether much or little, the voice of God and of conscience with authority demanding the tithes and offerings due the Lord. --4T 474 :  If all the tithes of our people flowed into the treasury of the Lord as they should, such blessings would be received that gifts and offerings for sacred purposes would be multiplied tenfold, and thus the channel between God and man would be kept open. The followers of Christ should not wait for thrilling missionary appeals to arouse them to action. If spiritually awake, they would hear in the income of every week, whether much or little, the voice of God and of conscience with authority demanding the tithes and offerings due the Lord. --4T 474 Slide8:  It is part of your work to teach those whom you bring into the truth to bring the tithe into the storehouse as an acknowledgment of their dependence on God. They should be fully enlightened as to their duty to return to the Lord His own. --EV 250 Slide9:  Let the church appoint pastors or elders who are devoted to the Lord Jesus, and let these men see that officers are chosen who will attend faithfully to the work of gathering in the tithe. If the pastors show that they are not fitted for their charge, if they fail to set before the church the importance of returning to God His own, if they do not see to it that the officers under them are faithful, and that the tithe is brought in, they are in peril. They are neglecting a matter which involves a blessing or a curse to the church. They should be relieved of their responsibility, and other men should be tested and tried. --CS 106 Slide10:  Faith in Christ as the world’s Redeemer calls for an acknowledgment of the enlightened intellect controlled by a heart that can discern and appreciate the heavenly treasure. This is inseparable from repentance and transformation of character. TO HAVE FAITH MEANS TO FIND AND ACCEPT THE GOSPEL TREASURE, WITH ALL THE OBLIGATIONS WHICH IT IMPOSES. --COL 112 Slide11:  The greatest praise that men can bring to god is to become consecrated channels through whom He can work. Time is rapidly passing into eternity. Let us not keep back from God that which is His own. Let us not refuse Him that which, though it cannot be given with merit, cannot be denied without ruin. He asks for a whole heart; give it to Him; it is His. He asks for our money; give it to Him; it is His. “Ye are not your own, for yea are bought with a price.” 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20. God requires the homage of a sanctified soul, which has prepared itself by the exercise of the faith that works by love, to serve Him. He holds up before us the highest ideal, even perfection. He asks us to be absolutely and completely for Him in this world as He is for us in the the presence of God. --AA 566 Slide12:  Jesus has purchased redemption for us. It is ours; but we are placed here on probation to see if we will prove worthy of eternal life. God proves us by trusting us with earthly possessions. If we are faithful to impart freely of what He has lent us, to advance His cause, God can entrust to us the immortal inheritance. “Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” --1T 199 Slide13:  If we use our means to God’s glory here, we lay up a treasure in heaven; and when earthly possessions are all gone, the faithful steward has Jesus and angels for his friends, to receive him home to everlasting habitations… And everyone they have been the means of saving, adds stars to their crown in glory, and increases their eternal reward. --1T 198 Slide14:  But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come; for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Tim. 3:1-5 Slide15:  Practical benevolence will give spiritual life to thousands of nominal professors of truth… It will transform them from selfish, covetous worshipers of mammon to earnest, faithful co-workers with Christ in the salvation of sinners. --4T 387 Slide16:  One reason why there is so great a dearth of the Spirit of God is that so many are robbing God. --5T 734 Slide17:  Time is rapidly passing into eternity. Let us not keep back from God that which is His own. Let us not refuse him that which, though it cannot be given with merit, cannot be denied without ruin. He asks for a whole heart; give it to Him; it is His, both by creation and by redemption. He asks for your intellect; give it to Him; it is His. He asks for your money; give it to Him; it is His. “Ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a price.” 1Corinthians 6:19, 20. --AA 566 Slide18:  The love of money, the desire for wealth, is the golden chain that binds them [people] to Satan. --SC 44 Slide19:  No scheme of business or plan of life can be sound or complete that embraces only the brief years of this present life and makes no provision for the unending future. --Ed 145 Slide20:  No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Matt. 6:24 Slide21:  Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves to whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness? Rom. 6:16 Slide22:  It is NOW that our brethren should be cutting down their possessions instead of increasing them. We are about to move to a better country, even a heavenly. Then let us not be dwellers upon the earth, but be getting things into as compact a compass as possible. --CS 59 (Rev 13:17) Slide23:  Needs of the Work --An all out effort to reach the world for Jesus. --Must work while we can. Slide24:  The work of God is to become more extensive, and if His people follow His counsel, there will not be much means in their possession to be consumed in the final conflagration. All will have laid up their treasure where moth and rust cannot corrupt; and the heart will not have a cord to bind it to the earth. --CS 60 Slide25:  British economist Stephen Wright of Cambridge University expects the Dow to fall a huge 60%. In his book, Valuing Wall Street, he says, “A fall as much as 60% is likely, which could easily send the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling to below 4,000.” --Bottom Line Personal, November 15, 2000 Slide26:  The very means that is now so sparingly invested in the cause of God, and that is selfishly retained, will in a little while be cast with all idols to the moles and to the bats. Money will soon depreciate in value very suddenly when the reality of eternal scenes opens to the senses of man. --Ev 63 (Isa. 2:20) Poverty is coming upon the world, and there will be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. --Ev 240, 241 (Dan.12:1) Slide27:  In the last extremity, before this work shall close, thousands will be cheerfully laid upon the altar. Men and women will feel it a blessed privilege to share in the work of preparing souls to stand in the great day of God, and they will give hundreds as readily as dollars are given now. --CS 39 Slide28:  Did they [Christ’s professed people] but realize how near is the end of all work for the salvation of souls, they would: 1. Sacrifice their possessions as freely as did the members of the early church. 2. Work for the advancement of God’s cause as worldly men labor to acquire riches. 3. Exercise tact and skill, and earnest and unselfish labor would be put forth to acquire means, not to hoard, but to pour into the treasury of the Lord. (See CS 40, 41) The time is coming when we cannot sell at any price. The decree will soon go forth prohibiting men to buy or sell of any man save he that hath the mark of the beast. --5T 152:  The time is coming when we cannot sell at any price. The decree will soon go forth prohibiting men to buy or sell of any man save he that hath the mark of the beast. --5T 152 Slide30:  The tithe should be consecrated to God. His requirements come first. We are not doing His will if we consecrate to Him what is left after all our wants have been supplied. Before any part of our income is consumed, we should take out and present to Him that portion which He claims as His. When this is done, the remainder will be sanctified and blessed to our own use. Pacific Union Recorder October 10, 1901 Slide31:  Name It and Claim It Religion Jesus has not promised that all who accept Him will become wealthy by the world’s standards. However, He has promised many things to those who follow and obey Him: 1. He will supply our needs. (Phil. 4:19) 2. He will be with us wherever we go. (Matt. 28:20) 3. He will give us peace. (Isa. 26:3) Slide32:  Those who are ready and willing to invest in the cause of God, will be blessed in their efforts to acquire money… It is no sin to acquire and control property as stewards of God, holding it only until He shall require it for the necessities of His work. Review and Herald September 18, 1888 Slide33:  For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them… After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. Matt. 25:14, 19 Slide34:  His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things, Enter into the joy of your lord. Matt. 25:21 Slide35:  Every extravagance should be cut out of our lives; for the time which we have to work is none too long. All around us we see suffering humanity… What an account men will by and by have to render for their selfish use of God’s money! Those who disregard the provision God has made for the poor, will realize the following: 1. They have robbed both their fellow men and God. 2. They have embezzled His goods. Slide36:  As Christ’s followers give back to the Lord His own, they are accumulating treasure which will be theirs when they hear the words: Well done, thou good and faithful servant…enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. --9T 59 Slide37:  It is a sad fact that while great things are being done in the world by individual Christians, the potency of those forces are largely lost because the rank and file are living unorganized lives with no distinct acknowledgment of their stewardship relation to God, the Father-owner. The faithful steward alone is lacking at this crucial hour. Frederick Agar, 1920 The Stewardship of Life Slide38:  If we use our means to God’s glory here, we lay up treasure in heaven; and when earthly possessions are all gone, the faithful steward has Jesus and angels for his friends, to receive him home to everlasting habitations. --1T 198 Slide39:  If anyone is robbing God, he may see by studying the Bible that he should repent and make restitution; for his case has been presented in the word of God. He should fear to continue in blindness of mind, lest for his selfishness he should lose eternal life, which Christ died to obtain for him. ST, August 1, 1892 Slide40:  As the people of God approach the perils of the last days, Satan holds earnest consultation with his angels as to the most successful plan of overthrowing their faith… Says the great deceiver… “Go, make the possessors of lands and money drunk with the cares of this life. Present the world before them in its most attractive light, that they may lay up their treasure here and fix their affections upon earthly things… Make them care more for money than for the upbuilding of Christ’s kingdom and the spread of truths we hate, and we need not fear their influence; for we know that every selfish, covetous person will fall under our power, and will finally be separated from God’s people. --TM 472-474 Slide41:  He who embezzles his Lord’s goods not only loses the talent lent him of God, but eternal life. Of him it is said: “Cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness.” --3T 387 Slide42:  For what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Matt. 8:36,37 Slide43:  Money has great value, because it can do great good… But money is of no more value than sand, only as it is put to use in providing for the necessities of life, in blessing others, and advancing the cause of Christ. COL 351 Slide44:  “I WAS SHOWN that the parable of the talents has not been fully understood. This important lesson was given to the disciples for the benefit of Christians living in the last days…The parable applies to the temporal means which God has entrusted to His people…God requires those who have possessions here, to put it into the cause to spread the truth.” --1T 197 Slide45:  Basic Stewardship Principles A Conceptual Model SATAN’S WAY = SELF-PRESERVATION GOD’S WAY = SELF-SACRIFICE DON’T STORE UP TREASURES ON EARTH Matt 6:19 10% NON-DISCRETIONARY 9T 245-252 4T 462-476 3T 395 CS 67 Mal 3:8-10 TITHE OUR NEEDS Phil. 4:19 Matt. 6:33 Matt: 25:1-13 (Virgins) Slide46:  SATAN’S WAY = SELF-PRESERVATION GOD’S WAY = SELF-SACRIFICE Basic Stewardship Principles A Conceptual Model GIFTS TO 2 & 3 LAYS UP TREASURE IN HEAVEN 2T 279 3T 546 DON’T STORE UP TREASURES ON EARTH Matt 6:19 10% NON-DISCRETIONARY 9T 245-252 4T 462-476 3T 395 CS 67 Mal 3:8-10 TITHE OUR NEEDS Phil. 4:19 Matt. 6:33 Matt: 25:1-13 (Virgins) OTHERS NEEDS Sheep & Goats Matt. 25:31:46 90% DISCRETIONARY COL 351 3T 399 Slide47:  SATAN’S WAY = SELF-PRESERVATION GOD’S WAY = SELF-SACRIFICE Basic Stewardship Principles A Conceptual Model DON’T STORE UP TREASURES ON EARTH Matt 6:19 GIFTS TO 2 & 3 LAYS UP TREASURE IN HEAVEN 2T 279 3T 546 10% NON-DISCRETIONARY 9T 245-252 4T 462-476 3T 395 CS 67 Mal 3:8-10 TITHE OUR NEEDS Phil. 4:19 Matt. 6:33 Matt: 25:1-13 (Virgins) OTHERS NEEDS Sheep & Goats Matt. 25:31:46 GOD’S CAUSE Matt. 25:14-30 (Talents) 90% DISCRETIONARY COL 351 3T 399 1T 197 Slide48:  I WAS SHOWN that the recording angel makes a faithful record of every offering dedicated to God and put into the treasury, and also of the final result of the means thus bestowed. … Even though the means thus consecrated be misapplied, so that it does not accomplish the object which the donor had in view,--the glory of God and the salvation of souls,--those who made the sacrifice in sincerity of soul, with an eye single to the glory of God, will not lose their reward. --2T 518, 519 Slide49:  Hoarded wealth is not merely useless, it is a curse. In this life it is a snare to the soul, drawing the affections away from the heavenly treasure. In the great day of God its witness to unused talents and neglected opportunities will condemn its possessor. -- COL 352 Slide50:  The Story of Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10 What we know about Zacchaeus: 1. He was a chief tax collector. 2. He was rich. 3. He was of short stature. 4. He wanted to “see” Jesus. 5. He “ran” ahead. 6. He climbed a tree. Slide51:  The Story of Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10 What we know about Jesus: 1. He was planning to pass through Jericho. 2. He came to Zacchaeus and looked up and saw him. 3. He called Zacchaeus by name though they had never met. 4. He asked him to come down. 5. Jesus invited Himself to Zacchaeus’ house. Slide52:  The Story of Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10 Results of the encounter with Jesus: 1. Zacchaeus hurried down. 2. He joyfully received Jesus. 3. Others criticized Jesus for eating with a sinner. 4. Zacchaeus’ attitude toward money changed. (one-half to poor; four times restored) 5. Jesus said, “Today salvation has come to this house.” Slide53:  To defraud God is the greatest crime of which man can be guilty; and yet this sin is deep and widespread. --CS 86 Slide54:  Since the Lord is soon coming, it is time to put out our money to the exchangers, time to put every dollar we can spare into the Lord’s treasury, that institutions may be established for the education of workers, who shall be instructed as were those in the schools of the prophets. If the Lord comes and finds you doing this work, He will say: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant:…enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. --6T 440-441 Slide55:  Sacrifice ALL to God. Lay ALL upon His altar – self, property, and ALL, a living sacrifice. It will take ALL to enter glory. Lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where no thief can approach or rust corrupt. Ye must be partakers of Christ’s sufferings here if ye would be partakers with Him of His glory hereafter. --EW 66 Slide56:  The Great Controversy depicted in the Bible reveals a dilemma for man. We are pulled in two directions. World---------God Foolish--------Faithful Culture--------Mind/Heart of God Key Question: Are we becoming more faithful or more foolish? The act of giving breaks the power of materialism. Slide57:  1. Selfishness—materialism—play a major part in the great controversy TM 474; Matt. 6:24 2. Tithing—a hedge against selfishness Deut. 14:23 3. Abraham—father of the faithful Gen 14 4. From Jacob to Israel Gen 28:20-22 Slide58:  1. Tithing and the tree of knowledge of good and evil (CS 65) 2. Tithing and our covenant relationship with God (Abraham, Fen. 14; Jacob, Gen. 28; Mal. 3:10, CS 75) 3. Failure to tithe is robbery of God (Mal. 3:6-12; CS 77; CS 86) 4. Tithing is an act of worship (Mal. 3:10; Ps. 116:12-14) Slide59:  The tithing system is the equivalent to the last-day Christian of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Slide60:  There was nothing poisonous in the fruit itself, and the sin was not merely in yielding to appetite. (1) It was distrust of God’s goodness, (2) disbelief of His Word, (3) and rejection of His authority, that made our first parents transgressors, and that brought into the world a knowledge of evil. Slide61:  When we are faithful with our tithe we show God that we --trust His goodness --believe His word --accept His authority --CS 65, ED 25 Slide62:  He who gave His only-begotten Son to die for you, has made a covenant with you. He gives you His blessings, and in return He requires you to bring Him your tithes and offerings. --CS 75 Slide63:  The evasion of the positive commands of God concerning tithes and offerings, is registered in the books of heaven as robbery toward Him. --CS 77 Slide64:  When the judgment shall sit and the books shall be opened, every man will be rewarded according to his works. Many names are enrolled on the church book that have robbery recorded against them in the Ledger of Heaven. And unless these repent and work for the Master with disinterested benevolence, they will certainly share in the doom of the unfaithful steward. --4T 481, 482 Slide65:  “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse…” KJV “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse…” NKJV Not “You all” bring the tithes… but You bring “all” the tithes... Slide66:  Three elements of an Honest Tithe: 1. Portion / Percent - one tenth 2. Place to return - The Storehouse 3. Purpose - support the ministry of God’s church Everyone is to be his own assessor and is left to give as he purposes in his heart. But there are those who are guilty of the same sin as Ananias and Sapphira, thinking that if they withhold a portion of what God claims in the tithing system the brethren will never know it. Thus thought the guilty couple whose example is given us as a warning. --4T 469:  Everyone is to be his own assessor and is left to give as he purposes in his heart. But there are those who are guilty of the same sin as Ananias and Sapphira, thinking that if they withhold a portion of what God claims in the tithing system the brethren will never know it. Thus thought the guilty couple whose example is given us as a warning. --4T 469 Slide68:  Dimensions of Stewardship Maturity Basic Expression of Faithfulness: Your commitment of prayers, presence, gifts and service. Annual Giving Regular giving Special offerings and projects Budget development and communication Stewardship education for all ages Financial policies Phases in a Life of Faithful Stewardship Slide69:  Dimensions of Stewardship Maturity Basic Expression of Faithfulness: Your commitment of prayers, presence, gifts and service. Annual Giving Regular giving Special offerings and projects Budget development and communication Stewardship education for all ages Financial policies Major Giving Land purchase New facilities Renovation Debt reduction Mission opportunities Cash for Endowment Growing Expression of Faithfulness: Rearranging your priorities to give. Phases in a Life of Faithful Stewardship Slide70:  Dimensions of Stewardship Maturity Basic Expression of Faithfulness: Your commitment of prayers, presence, gifts and service. Growing Expression of Faithfulness: Rearranging your priorities to give. Annual Giving Regular giving Special offerings and projects Budget development and communication Stewardship education for all ages Financial policies Phases in a Life of Faithful Stewardship Major Giving Land purchase New facilities Renovation Debt reduction Mission opportunities Cash for Endowment Estate or Planned Giving Bequests Planned Gifts Ultimate Expression of a Life of Faithfulness: Your commitment to a legacy, a testimony that will endure. Slide71:  My Goal As A Committed Christian is to take what God has given me in time, talents, body temple, and my treasure, and trade with it until He comes with the perspective of bringing profit to His kingdom.

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