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Following Jesus -- Course A

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Giving to Support Church Work

Following Jesus -- Course A, Lesson #8


*1* How much did Israel give? (a) everything, (b) a tithe (one tenth), (c) 20%; (d) no amount was specified. Answer: .

*2&3* What did Jesus do with the two covenants? Answer: Jesus took away the covenant and established the .

*4* How should churches obtain funds? (a) bingo and raffles, (b) bake sales and rummages, (c) a collection on the first day of the week. Answer: .

*5* How should each member determine how much to give? Answer: Each member should give as he has .

*6* How did each person determine how much to give? Answer: Each person gave according to (in proportion to) his .

*7* In what work did the church in Philippi have fellowship (share)? (a) they operated a college, (b) they sent money to support Paul as a preacher, (c) they built a hospital, (d) they invested in the stock market. Answer: .

*8* What did this local church use money for? (a) help needy members, (b) elect a politician, (c) build a gym, (d) buy an organ. Answer: .

*9* Who owns all things on earth? Who gave us "our possessions"? Answer: The earth and everything on it belong to .

*10* Who gave according to his ability? Answer: Each gave according to his ability.

*11* On the first day who should give as prospered? Answer: Paul said, " of you" should give.

*12* Who will judge us for our stewardship in giving? Answer: We must all appear before the judgment seat of .

*13* When should we give to the church? (a) every day, (b) once a year, (c) three times a week, (d) on the first day of the week. Answer: .

*14* How should we give according to this verse? We should (a) give as we purposed, (b) give a little of whatever we happen to have with us, (c) we must always give 10% of our income. Answer: .

*15* Who decided how much these people would give? (a) the preacher, (b) the elders, (c) each disciple determined for himself. Answer: .

*16&17* How did the Father express His love for us? Answer: God so loved the world that He His only begotten .

*18* What is the connection between our giving and love? Answer: Our giving proves the sincerity of our .

*19* What kind of gifts does God give to people? Answer: Every good and perfect comes from God.

*20* What must we do to reap bountifully? Answer: To reap bountifully we must bountifully.

*21* How should we give? (a) cheerfully, (b) grudgingly, (c) unwillingly, (d) of necessity, (e) all of the preceding. Answer: .

*22&23* What results in the greatest blessing to us? Answer: It is more blessed to than to .

*24* What sacrifice did Jesus make for us? Answer: Jesus gave His for us.

*25* Who else gave sacrificially as an example to us? (a) the Pharisees, (b) the Macedonians, (c) Ananias and Sapphira, (d) no one. Answer: .

*26* How much of what she had did the poor widow give? Answer: She gave of what she had.

*27* What should be our greatest priority in life? (a) mammon (riches), (b) gaining the world, (c) God's kingdom and righteousness. Answer: .

*28* Why did the Macedonians give generously? Answer: The Macedonians first gave to the Lord.

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*29* How important do you consider the work of the local church to be?

*30* How would you describe your own attitude toward giving to support the local church?

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