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 SUNDAY’S PLAY LIST VIA  YOUTUBE    THIS     WEEK’S     BIBLE READINGS     Apr.18-24,    Acts 12-14   ·        WHERE’S YOUR SPACE TO READ?  ·         WHAT’S YOUR TIME TO STUDY?  ·         WHAT ARE THE KEY WORDS?  ·         WHAT WAS GOD SAYING TO THEM?  WHAT’S GOD SAYING TO YOU?  ·         WHAT’S THE HOLY SPIRIT GOING TO SHOW YOU THROUGHOUT THE DAY?  ·         FOR WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL?  ·         FOR WHAT ARE YOU CONCERNED?  ·         WHO NEEDS YOU TODAY?   NEXT WEEK’S     BIBLE READINGS    Apr. 25 - May 1      Acts 15-17    April 17, 2016|      $  tewards of     M  oney     A  nd     R  eliable     T  ruth       “ $ .M.A.R.T. giving”    Texts:    (4+ Scriptures)    Acts 6:1-5 (1 Corinthians 16:1-4);   Mark 12:41-44 (Phil. 4:17);  2 Corinthians 9:6-15;  Jeremiah 2:13 (Revelation 3:17-18)      IN A NUTSHELL:    Giving to the church tends to be rooted in selfish motives taught by the world or godly motives taught in Scripture.   There is a clear difference between charity and bringing your offerings to the Lord.      ICE BREAKER :        When is the last time you felt "hilarious" about your giving?                HIS WORD     (3+ principles)    1.   IT’S THE HEART/FAITH OF THE GIVER, NOT THE SIZE OF THE GIFT THAT UNLEASHES GOD’S BLESSING.    2.   FOR SOME GIVING IS A DISCIPLINE AND FOR OTHERS IT IS A GIFT.  FOR BOTH, IT GROWS WHEN PRACTICED AND DIES WHEN IGNORED.    3.   WHEN THE HEART OF THE GIVER IS RIGHT THEN FAITH HOPE AND LOVE GROWS FOR MANY.    YOUR WORLD    (3+ QUESTIONS)         1.   WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVES FOR GIVING TO FAMILY, FRIENDS IN NEED, THE CHURCH, A POLITICAL PARTY, AN                ORGANIZATION?    2.   WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MINISTRIES WORTHY OF YOUR GENEROSITY?    3.   WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP GROW YOUR DISCIPLINE/GIFT OF GIVING?    SMALL PIECES     1.   What can you and your family do to begin a new level of living grateful in your giving?    BIG PICTURE    1.   If T.L.C.C. had an additional $147,000 a year for ministry how would you recommend it be spent?     ON LINE RESOURCES    CARE Sheet        $.M.A.R.T.  - 30 Contrasting Views on Money         Stewardship Study  - What can I do?  $.M.A.R.T.  Brochure   What the Bible says about  giving ...  T.L.C.C. MINISTRY/MISSION  ASSESSMENT      Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability    2016  MOSAIC  SERIES AND BIBLE READINGS   12 FRANCIS SCHAEFFER QUOTES THAT WILL CHALLENGE THE WAY YOU ENGAGE CULTURE  (RELEVANT MAGAZINE)   INSPIRED EVIDENCE  – A GOOD DEVOTION BOOK FOR 2016  TIMBER LAKE CHRISTIAN CHURCH  WEBSITE   TIMBER LAKE LIVE! ( SIMULCAST )   TIMBER LAKE’S PAST VIDEOS  (VIMEO)

SUNDAY’S PLAY LIST VIA YOUTUBE

THIS WEEK’S BIBLE READINGS    Apr.18-24,   Acts 12-14

·        WHERE’S YOUR SPACE TO READ?

·         WHAT’S YOUR TIME TO STUDY?

·         WHAT ARE THE KEY WORDS?

·         WHAT WAS GOD SAYING TO THEM?  WHAT’S GOD SAYING TO YOU?

·         WHAT’S THE HOLY SPIRIT GOING TO SHOW YOU THROUGHOUT THE DAY?

·         FOR WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL?

·         FOR WHAT ARE YOU CONCERNED?

·         WHO NEEDS YOU TODAY?

NEXT WEEK’S BIBLE READINGS   Apr. 25 - May 1   Acts 15-17

April 17, 2016|  $tewards of Money And Reliable Truth   $.M.A.R.T. giving”

Texts:  (4+ Scriptures) Acts 6:1-5 (1 Corinthians 16:1-4);   Mark 12:41-44 (Phil. 4:17);  2 Corinthians 9:6-15;  Jeremiah 2:13 (Revelation 3:17-18) 

IN A NUTSHELL:  Giving to the church tends to be rooted in selfish motives taught by the world or godly motives taught in Scripture.   There is a clear difference between charity and bringing your offerings to the Lord.  

ICE BREAKER :    When is the last time you felt "hilarious" about your giving?      

 HIS WORD   (3+ principles)

1. IT’S THE HEART/FAITH OF THE GIVER, NOT THE SIZE OF THE GIFT THAT UNLEASHES GOD’S BLESSING.

2. FOR SOME GIVING IS A DISCIPLINE AND FOR OTHERS IT IS A GIFT.  FOR BOTH, IT GROWS WHEN PRACTICED AND DIES WHEN IGNORED.

3. WHEN THE HEART OF THE GIVER IS RIGHT THEN FAITH HOPE AND LOVE GROWS FOR MANY.

YOUR WORLD  (3+ QUESTIONS)

     1. WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVES FOR GIVING TO FAMILY, FRIENDS IN NEED, THE CHURCH, A POLITICAL PARTY, AN                ORGANIZATION?

2. WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MINISTRIES WORTHY OF YOUR GENEROSITY?

3. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP GROW YOUR DISCIPLINE/GIFT OF GIVING?

SMALL PIECES

1. What can you and your family do to begin a new level of living grateful in your giving?

BIG PICTURE

1. If T.L.C.C. had an additional $147,000 a year for ministry how would you recommend it be spent? 

ON LINE RESOURCES

CARE Sheet

 $.M.A.R.T.  -30 Contrasting Views on Money

 Stewardship Study - What can I do?

$.M.A.R.T. Brochure

What the Bible says about giving...

T.L.C.C. MINISTRY/MISSION ASSESSMENT

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

2016 MOSAIC SERIES AND BIBLE READINGS

12 FRANCIS SCHAEFFER QUOTES THAT WILL CHALLENGE THE WAY YOU ENGAGE CULTURE (RELEVANT MAGAZINE)

INSPIRED EVIDENCE – A GOOD DEVOTION BOOK FOR 2016

TIMBER LAKE CHRISTIAN CHURCH WEBSITE

TIMBER LAKE LIVE! (SIMULCAST)

TIMBER LAKE’S PAST VIDEOS (VIMEO)