Survive and Thrive in a Crisis

My sermon on sacrificial giving from Palm Sunday.

1.  WE MUST LEARN TO BE ____________________ GIVER’S

Sacrificial giving is giving beyond our means. It’s no secret that we are part of a generation known for living beyond our means.

A.    Holy Week is all about sacrificial giving.

·      Jesus was our _________________________.  (1 John 2:2)  (propitiation)

·      Tetelestai means ________________________. (John 19:30)  (paid in full)

2.  THREE REASONS SACRIFICAL GIVING IS HARD

A.   ______________ Hinderance. (Debt)

  • Crunch Bar 70%aka normal (broke busted and in debt)
  • Milk Duds2%Drowning in Credit Card Debt
  •  Average Credit Card Debt per household is $7,027 and nationwide is $416 BILLION dollars
  • Zero Bar 16%Zero, Zilch, Nada. Do not pass go, do not collect $200
  • 100 Grand Bar10%Debt Free and Living Large
  • Payday 2%You are a millionaire

B.   _________________ Hinderance. (Love)

If we love the world and the things in the world then our love for God is superficial.

(1John 2:15-17)

C.    _________________ Hinderance.   (Heart)

When our lifeis surrendered to God then our moneycomes along with it.  (Romans 12:1)

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