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1 What is a Faith Promise? Also known as Grace Giving Be assured - It works! 1

2 IN D IA Si 0 Man da la y tw e Rangoon BURMA T avo y Phuket Med an Chiang LA O S Vientiane T HA ILA N D Bangkok Su ma tra Bengkulu Phnom Penh So ng kh la Pa lem ba ng Hanoi CAMBODIA MAL AY SI A CHI NA KualaLumpur SI NG AP OR E Si nga po re Ja ka rta 50 Naut ical Mil es VIETNAM Ja va Mac au H ain an Dao Cam Ranh HoChi Minh C ity BandarSeri Begawan BRUNEL MAL AY SI A Ja va S ea Bor neo Sa mar ind a Su ra ba ya HongKong So ut h China Se a Ba li Pa law an Ce leb es Man ila Palu Fl Su mb a ore s Ta ipe i T aiw an Man ad o E nd e Lu zo n Celebes Sea East Chi na Sea Le ga sp i Bu ru Sa ma r Dav ao Dili Ti mo r SO UT H KO RE A PHI LIPPINES Mind an ao Ce ra m O kin aw a H alm ah era A mb on Banda Sea Phil ippine So ro ng Sea Arafura Sea JA P AN Nor th Pacifi c Oce an Mer au ke N ew Gu ine a PA PU A N EW G UIN EA B ruc e Jon es D es ign In c SoutheastAsi a Mai UdonT ha ni Hue Malaysia INDONES IA In d ia n Oce an AUSTRAL IA Introduction An amount you trust God to provide through you for world missions. A step of faith that God will provide. An identification with the step of faith taken by missionaries. 2

3 A commitment between you and God.. A privilege of joining in God s work Puppies The tithe A church pledge you owe the church budget. A commitment to be followed up by another person 3

4 A foolish commitment, but a commitment based on communication with God. Look what I have done, but Behold what God has done! Faith Promse Principles Principle # 1 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. Deuteronomy 8:18 Principle # 2 : Ability koach Hebrew power, create, innovate, strength, capacity 4

5 Principle # 2 Deuteronomy 8:18 God s blessings seal our covenant relationship with Him Principle # 2 Isaiah 49:8 Principle # 2 This is what the Lord says: In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances 5

6 Principle # 3 Comes out of relationship Genesis 22 God s blessings require a commitment of faith God s blessings require an obedient faith God s blessings become a witness to faith Principle # 4 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Principle # 4 Our Giving should be Generous Giving To sow sparingly is to reap sparingly To sow bountifully is to reap bountifully. The secret is SOWING! 6

7 Principle # 5 Our giving should be personalized giving II Corinthians 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Principle # 5 II Corinthians 9:7 Our Giving should be personalized giving Our hearts should lead us in giving We should never give under compulsion We should always give cheerfully Principle # 6 Our Giving releases God s great blessing II Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 7

8 Principle # 6 Our Giving releases God s great blessing II Corinthians 9:8 He makes all grace abound to us He gives us all we need He causes us to abound to every good work Principle # 7 Our giving should challenge and stretch us II Corinthians 8:1-3 grace Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. They gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability Principle # 7 The Macedonians gave when they were under a most severe trial They gave out of extremepoverty 8

9 Principle # 7 II Corinthians 8: 1-3 They gave beyond their ability Yet they gave with overflowing joy Principle # 8 They urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing. but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God s will Principle # 8 We should always give OURSELVES first! II Corinthians 8: 1-3 They pleaded for the opportunity to give They gave themselves first before their resources 9

10 Principles That WORK Grace Giving: Working Together for the Kingdom We should combine our gifts to accomplish the work of kingdom We should care one for another Principles That WORK Grace Giving: Working Together for the Kingdom - - Principles That WORK We should always give OURSELVES first! II Corinthians 8: 4, 5 but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God s will 10

11 Principles That WORK The beginning of fruitful Investment Principles That WORK What is YOUR Commitment? Principles That WORK 11

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