The Importance of Sharing with Others

Matt. 10:8 

We have a choice when it comes to responding to others.

Old Testament Commands

  • Lev. 25:35-38 -God commanded his people to share
  • Prov. 21:13 – There are consequences for stinginess
  • Prov 22:9 – There are blessings for sharing
  • Prov. 28:27- There are consequences for our actions

Sharing What we Have

  • Matt 10:8- The disciples received freely from God and they were to give freely to others
  • Luke 3:10-11 – Everyone is to share what they have.
  • Luke 3:10-11 – Share our blessings
  • Acts 3:6 – Share in Jesus’ name
  • Romans 12:4-9a – We give from what God has given to each of us.  We have more than money to give.   We have bee given incredible Spiritual wealth.

A Compassionate Heart

  • Luke 10:30-37 – God has given us emotions so that we can respond to people. 
  • Luke 11:41 – Develop a giving heart to be able to respond outwardly.
  • 1 John 3:16-18 – We must develop the love that mimics the love God has for us.  God sent Jesus to give us a way out of sin.  When we see some one in need we must respond as God did to us.

Experiencing God’s Love

  • Gal.2:20-21 – Because of our experiences with Christ, we are ready to serve others.  We don’t want to nullify God’s gift by refusing to love others as God loved us.
  • Luke12:16-21 – When we have selfish attitudes we do away with God’s love and sacrifice for us.  We must have attitude of being rich towards God.
  • 1 Tim. 6:17-19 -Share what you have with others.  Build your attitudes on faith, love, and hope in your life.
  • Heb. 13:16 – Do good and share with others. 

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