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Giving from a Generous Heart

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Golden Text--"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7)

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Introduction

I. GENEROUS HEARTS

In Moses asked the Israelites to bring gifts and offerings for the structure and furniture of the tabernacle.
He also asked for skilled workmen to construct the tabernacle, its furnishings, and the priest’s garments (v. 10-19).
Exodus 35:20 NKJV
And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.

I. GENEROUS HEARTS —

Exodus 35:20–21 KJV 1900
20 And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. 21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
Exodus, Part II (Chapters 19–40) (King James Version) A. The Preparations for Building the Tabernacle: The Call to Give Sacrificially, 35:1–35

there was the response of the people to God’s call and challenge.

Many people responded…v. 21. Everyone who was willing and whose heart was stirred brought his offering to the LORD
Many people responded…v. 21. Everyone who was willing and whose heart was stirred brought his offering to the LORD
Many people responded…v. 21. Everyone who was willing and whose heart was stirred brought his offering to the LORD

Many people responded…v. 21. Everyone who was willing and whose heart was stirred brought his offering to the LORD
Exodus, Part II (Chapters 19–40) (King James Version) A. The Preparations for Building the Tabernacle: The Call to Give Sacrificially, 35:1–35

We often miss an opportunity to be used by God. Why? Because we do not get involved. We refuse to serve in the church; we refuse to give and support God’s work; we keep silent and do not bear witness to the saving grace of Christ.

Notice: We often miss an opportunity to be used by God. Why? Because we do not get involved. We refuse to serve in the church; we refuse to give and support God’s work; we keep silent and do not bear witness to the saving grace of Christ.
Exodus 35:22 KJV 1900
22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the Lord.
They were not attached to the things of the world;
they were not attached to the things of the world; they did not hoard their possessions or wealth. They gave willingly to the LORD. Their act of giving their gifts as a wave offering was a symbolic act saying, “LORD, here it is—all of it. We give it to You freely, confessing that You mean far more to us than gold.”
They did not hoard their possessions or wealth.
They gave willingly to the LORD.

II. GENEROUS OFFERINGS

Their act of giving their gifts as a wave offering was a symbolic act saying, “LORD, here it is—all of it. We give it to You freely, confessing that You mean far more to us than gold.”

II. GENEROUS OFFERINGS

II. GENEROUS OFFERINGS

Exodus 35:22–29 KJV 1900
22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the Lord. 23 And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and red skins of rams, and badgers’ skins, brought them. 24 Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought the Lord’s offering: and every man, with whom was found shittim wood for any work of the service, brought it. 25 And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. 26 And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats’ hair. 27 And the rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate; 28 And spice, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. 29 The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the Lord, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the Lord had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.

1. Offerings of gold

1. Offerings of gold

Exodus 35:22 KJV 1900
22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the Lord.
The genuine believers were not selfish;
They were not attached to the things of the world;
They did not hoard their possessions or wealth.
They gave willingly to the LORD.
Their act of giving their gifts as a wave offering was a symbolic act saying, “LORD, here it is—all of it. We give it to You freely, confessing that You mean far more to us than gold.”

2. Offerings of linen and animal skins

2. Offerings of linen and animal skins

2. Offerings of linen and animal skins

Exodus 35:23 KJV 1900
23 And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and red skins of rams, and badgers’ skins, brought them.

3. Offerings of silver, brass, and wood

Exodus 35:24 KJV 1900
24 Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought the Lord’s offering: and every man, with whom was found shittim wood for any work of the service, brought it.

4. Skilled workmanship from the women

Exodus 35:25–26 KJV 1900
25 And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. 26 And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats’ hair.

5. Offerings from the leaders

Exodus 35:27–28 KJV 1900
27 And the rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate; 28 And spice, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.

6. Willing offerings

Exodus 35:29 KJV 1900
29 The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the Lord, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the Lord had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.

III. GENEROUS GIFTS

2 Corinthians 9:6–8 KJV 1900
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

1. Give generously

2 Corinthians 9:6 NKJV
6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

2. Give cheerfully

2 Corinthians 9:7 KJV 1900
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

3. Reap abundantly

2 Corinthians 9:8 KJV 1900
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
2 Corinthians 9:8 KJV 1900
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
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