Sunday morning, I delivered the third part of our month-long series on “Giving to God.” Sunday’s message was, “How Should I Give to God?” The bottom line of the message was the priority of pleasing God in your giving (Genesis 4:3-5). I gave seven principles for giving in a way that pleases God:

  1. Give worshipfully (Prov. 3:9-10; Matt. 6:1-4).
  2. Give willingly (2 Co. 8:7; 9:7).
  3. Give intentionally (Prov. 27:23-24; 1 Co. 16:1-2).
  4. Give generously (Prov. 11:24-25; 2 Co. 9:6).
  5. Give sacrificially (2 Sam. 24:24; Mark 12:41-44).
  6. Give joyfully (Acts 20:35; 2 Co. 9:7, 15).
  7. Give expectantly (Eccl. 11:1-2; Luke 6:38; 2 Co. 9:10-11).

This Sunday, my pastoral assistant, George Hurtt, will give the concluding message of this series: “What Difference Does My Giving to God Make?”