June 12, 2022
Series Main Idea: You lose out when you keep count!
Today’s main idea: Lose count on what you call “_______________.”
While he had their attention, and because they were getting close to Jerusalem by this time and expectation was building that God’s kingdom would appear any minute, he told this story: 12 “There was once a man descended from a royal house who needed to make a long trip back to headquarters to get authorization for his rule and then return. 13 But first he called ten servants together, gave them each a sum of money, and instructed them,‘Operate with this until I return.’ 14 “But the citizens there hated him. So they sent a commission with a signed petition to oppose his rule: ‘We don’t want this man to rule us.’ 15 “When he came back bringing the authorization of his rule, he called those ten servants to whom he had given the money to find out how they had done. 16 “The first said, ‘Master, I doubled your money.’ 17 “He said, ‘Good servant! Great work! Because you’ve been trustworthy in this small job, I’m making you governor of ten towns.’ 18 “The second said, ‘Master, I made a fifty percent profit on your money.’ 19 “He said, ‘I’m putting you in charge of five towns.’ Luke 19:11-18
How do I lose count of what I think is mine?
1. _______________ that God is my source.
2. _______________ in faithful giving.
How well do you acknowledge that it ALL comes from God?
● A 10 “It’s all from Him” down to 1, “No way, it’s mine!”
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, Matthew 6:3.
The gifts that God gives us are primarily meant to be missionally focused rather than personally focused.
“The next servant said, ‘Master, here’s your money safe and sound. I kept it hidden in the cellar.’ To tell you the truth, I was a little afraid. I know you have high standards and hate sloppiness, and don’t suffer fools gladly.’ 24“Then he said to those standing there, ‘Take the money from him and give it to the servant who doubled my stake.’ 25 “They said, ‘But Master, he already has double . . .’ “He said, ‘That’s what I mean: Risk your life and get more than you ever dreamed of. Play it safe and end up holding the bag. Luke 19:21, 24-26
Those who do _______________ with their something could _______________ their something.
What is your next step in generosity?
● You can take a step in giving today by giving to Turning Point Church at tpclive.org/give. Thank you in advance for your generosity!