I LOVE MY CHURCH. Prt 4
1 Chronicles. 29:1-5
David was completely devoted to the house of God. Because in modern day terms, David gave over $20 billion! For the project. But it is not WHAT David gave that is so impressive, it is WHY he gave! * Listen to v.3! David gave to God’s house because he loved God and he loved God’s house! So, I want to ask you a question, in fact, I want to ask you a series of questions! Do you love God’s church? * I’m not asking do you love me, or the Deacon, or teachers, I’m not asking you do you love the praise and worship! * I’m asking you do you love God’s church?
Now, don’t answer too quickly, because I want to say to you gently, lovingly, but firmly, you have no right to say that you love God’s church if you are not giving to it and supporting it financially with your tithes and offerings!
I hate to report this to you, but one out of every two members of the average church, based on what I just said, does not love his church at all! You Can Give Without Loving, But You Cannot Love Without Giving!
Now, we all know that Jesus loves the church, but how do we know that He loves it? Did He just say so? * Oh no! * Eph.5:25 says, “Christ loved the church and gave himself …”
I want to tell you that if the Lord Jesus were a physical member of Fathers House, He would come, not just next Sunday, but every Sunday! And He would gladly give His tithes and offerings to help the work of God get done! Because if Jesus loved His church enough to give His life, you know He would love this church enough to attend it faithfully and to give a tithe and an offering!
Let me ask you another question: If you do support this church financially, why do you? I want you to understand that God not only sees what you give, He sees why you give it! And even if you give, and give generously, if you give for the wrong motive or the wrong reason, God writes zero over your account! Do you give to this church for any other reason than because you love Jesus & this church?
If you give to this church only when you agree with everything that goes on … wrong reason!
If you give to this church only when things are going your way … wrong reason! I know people who left the church because things were not going their way …they were offended.
If you give for any other reason than your love for Jesus and His church …that’s a wrong reason! We will cover some more next week
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