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Session 5

God Doesn’t Need Our Money

Read: Genesis 4

What’s the most awkward gift-giving experience you’ve ever seen? Maybe you or someone you know got busted regifting. Or, the gift wasn’t something the person wanted at all. When it comes to giving gifts, the point is not the gift itself. The point is the heart of the giver.

In Genesis 4, we meet two brothers, Cain and Abel. Cain begrudgingly gave the leftovers from his harvest, but Abel gave God the most valuable animals in his flock. Abel’s gift came from a love and a desire to please God. Cain’s did not.

God gave Cain a chance to change his heart and warned him of the sin waiting to overcome him, but instead Cain grew angry and allowed jealousy to consume him. Cain murdered Abel, which led to him being condemned from God’s presence.

Giving is a heart issue. God doesn’t want us to give to Him so we can check off a task. He also doesn’t want us to give less than our best. God wants us to give from a faithful heart that desires to please Him. God doesn’t need our gift; He wants our heart.

Think About:
1. Are you giving to a local church? Why or why not?
2. What is your motivation for giving?
3. Do your reasons for giving reflect a heart that loves God? If yes, how so? If not, what needs to change?

Pray:
Jesus, thank You for caring more about the condition of my heart than the size of my gift.


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Following Jesus Is Radical

Following Jesus Is Radical

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Everything Belongs to Jesus

Everything Belongs to Jesus

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3

It’s Not About Me

It’s Not About Me

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Jesus Says We Should Tithe

Jesus Says We Should Tithe

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God Doesn’t Need Our Money

God Doesn’t Need Our Money

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Money Doesn’t Save Us. Jesus Does.

Money Doesn’t Save Us. Jesus Does.

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Jesus Alone Satisfies Our Souls

Jesus Alone Satisfies Our Souls

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Everyone Can Afford to Tithe

Everyone Can Afford to Tithe

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Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

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We All Need Help Sometimes

We All Need Help Sometimes

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Know Where Your Money Goes

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How To Distinguish Wants From Needs

How To Distinguish Wants From Needs

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You Can’t Love Both God and Money

You Can’t Love Both God and Money

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God Wants You To Be Debt-Free

God Wants You To Be Debt-Free

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Debt Is a Choice

Debt Is a Choice

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Broke People Can’t Bless People

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Better Planning Leads To Better Choices

Better Planning Leads To Better Choices

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Fund Your Future

Fund Your Future

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Every Cent Counts

Every Cent Counts

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Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off

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Faithfulness Now Increases Responsibility Later

Faithfulness Now Increases Responsibility Later

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Less Is More

Less Is More

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Giving Is More Fun Than Receiving

Giving Is More Fun Than Receiving

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Give Your Best

Give Your Best

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What Can Destroy You?

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God Never Fails

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Work With Purpose

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Do Whatever It Takes

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