February 1, 2015

The Tithe is the Lord’s

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Passage: Malachi 3:8-18
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Bible Text: Malachi 3:8-18 | Preacher: Pastor Bruce Carlson | Series: Be Strong

1. The Ignorance of Israel

Tithes
Offerings

Not paying  their tithes and offerings                 at all

Withholding a portion of because of                 hard times

Not paying their tithes to the house                 of God

To withhold their  tithe is to renounce the sovereign authority of God and to be guilty of the same sin as Lucifer in the beginning- a failure to recognize the sovereignty of God and be in subjection to Him.

2. The Judgement of Israel

Lack of harvest
Emptiness in their lives. ( A national problem, not just an individual problem

3. The Solution of Israel

Obedience

Bring the tithes. (repeat and obey)

Storehouse

Protection

Rebuking the devourer (to eat, consume, devour)

Conclusion:

All nations would call Israel blessed

It’s land will be a pleasure to everyone

Increased faith in the one who provides

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