Christ Wesleyan Church
August 29, 2021
Join us for our primary worship service each weekend.
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  • CWC Milton: The Auditorium (Entrance #6)
    363 Stamm Rd, Milton, PA 17847, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • CWC Sunbury: The Auditorium
    238 Walnut St, Sunbury, PA 17801, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • Christ Wesleyan Church - Church Online
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 7:00 PM
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1. Earthly Riches (clothes, cars, money, toys, houses, fame, power, profession)
2. Heavenly Riches (blameless life, forgiveness of sins, wisdom, the Holy Spirit, eternal inheritance, souls)
B. A Choice: Bad or Good Heart?
C. A Choice: Materialism or God?
a. Earthly riches are not a sign that one is godly.
b. You might be a materialist if...
a) You curse out your investor when the stock market crashes.
b) You check the news before you check the Word.
c) You fear death more than you fear godliness.
d) You value self-service more than service to others.
2. The Master of everything...
a. Offers freedom from anxiety.
c. Offers abundant and eternal life
1. Where do I start?
a. Pray
b. The paper in front of you
c. The back of this outline (details listed below)
2. How can I give my time and talents?
a. Write out your schedule
b. Talk with your family
c. Contact a ministry leader
3. How can I give of my resources?
a. Does my giving line up with what I treasure?
b. How much do I want God to bless?
20 Reasons Why It Is More Blessed to Give Than to Receive by Jayson D. Bradley (January 2021)

1. GIVING IS HOW GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS LOVE FOR US
John 3:16 is one of the most well-known verses of all time. It says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”

2. GIVING MAKES YOU HAPPY

3. GIVING COMMUNICATES SOMETHING IMPORTANT ABOUT OUR WORLDVIEW
Psalm 50:10 says, “For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.” This beautifully reveals the sovereignty of God and His ultimate ownership of every resource.

4. GIVING IS THE WAY GOD BLESSES OTHERS

5. GIVING HELPS US LIVE LONGER
The journal Health Psychology published a study in 2012 that found that people who regularly volunteer live longer. But there was a catch—it had to be for unselfish reasons.
If you volunteered for any reason beyond the joy of giving, it didn’t have the same long-term health benefits.

6. GIVING JOYFULLY MAKES GOD HAPPY

7. GIVING INCREASES OUR SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS

8. GIVING IS AN ACT OF OBEDIENCE

9. GIVING IS CONTAGIOUS
In a combined study between the University of California, San Diego, and Harvard, the first laboratory evidence was found that showed how cooperative behavior is infectious. It spreads through social networks.
10. GIVING GIVES YOUR LIFE MEANING
It isn’t until you become generous that you can say that giving is important to you. Once you do, you’ll find that it begins to define you more profoundly than you previously thought possible.

11. GIVING BATTLES DEPRESSION

12. GIVING PUTS GOD IN OUR DEBT
The writer of Proverbs says it in even more emphatic language, “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed” (Prov. 19:17). God in your debt. Ponder that a second.

13. GIVING INCREASES OUR CONFIDENCE

14. GIVING BUILDS TRUST

15. GIVING MAKES YOU LISTEN DIFFERENTLY
Generous people tend to listen to people’s stories with the question, “Is there a way I can help?” The more they give, the more they hear a need or request behind someone’s story.

16. GIVING MAKES YOU LOOK AT YOUR RESOURCES DIFFERENTLY

17. GIVING GENERATES CONTENTMENT

18. GIVING PROMOTES A UNIVERSAL GOOD

19. GIVING HELPS CREATE LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

20. GIVING MAKES YOU LIKEABLE
NEXT WEEK (September 5):
All In: Go Make Disciples

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Prayer Requests

Need prayer support? Our prayer team prays for your requests throughout the week. We love to hear how God has answered prayer! If you have a praise that God has answered a prayer and worked in incredible ways, share it with us.

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