You can’t outgive God!

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Did you know there are around 2,000 verses in the Bible about money? – more than faith and prayer combined! Reason being that money is the number one competitor in our hearts for God Matt 6:19-24.

Here’s a quick devotional on money

  • Check out what 1 Timothy 6:6-10 says about people who fall in love with money.
  • What does Ecclesiastes 5:10 warn us?
  • Read Luke 6:38… what does Jesus promise for those who give?
  • Is it possible to outgive God? Read Proverbs 3:9-10

A key passage is 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

  1. Is it possible to outgive God v6-8?
  2. Does God take care of those who are generous v10?
  3. Why does God make people generous v11?
  4. What does Paul tell us in v12-14 will be the result of our generosity?

What about tithing?

  • The first tithe was given by Abram in Gen 14:-18-20 – is that before or after the law was given?
  • Check out Malachi 3:6-12 – In v6 has God changed his mind about tithing?
  • Is tithing a big deal to God v7-9?
  • What promises does God make to those who tithe v10-12?
  • Are there any cases of giving less than 10% in the New Testament – now that we have grace?
  • Jason Wilson says ““We all know that Scripture says to tithe…what I want to ask tonight is what are you doing with the other 90% to advance His Kingdom; after all, He does own it all!”” Jesus criticism of the Pharisees attitude to tithing was because they didn’t care about God’s Kingdom – ignoring justice and oppression of the ppoer.

If you’d like more teaching on money and stewardship – check out our Coping with the Credit Crunch series

If you’d like to know how to give to The Gateway Church, then please download our Giving Leaflet



Andy planted the Gateway Church in Sept 2007. He and Janet love to gather different nations together to grow in Christ while eating good food! He also helps to shape and serve a couple of Relational Mission's church plants in mainland Europe. Andy and Janet run regularly, largely to offset the hospitality eating! He also runs a popular WordPress plugin Church Admin