If God Owns the Cattle… – Sermon Aug. 26

If God Owns the Cattle on a Thousand Hills, Why Does He Need Mine?
(Psalm 50:10, Lev. 27)

God has given us spiritual practices to help prevent us from giving our heart away to other masters. An important practice is __________ back to Him.

A sticking point for many on this topic is, “I can trust him with getting me to __________, but I can’t trust him with my _____________.”

Another sticking point is, “The problems of the world will still be there whether I ____________ or whether I don’t ___________, so what difference would my ___________ make?”

A final sticking point is, “”I think ___________ is an Old Testament concept, but in the New Testament now we’re ______________.

How does this practice keep Jesus on the throne of our heart?

1. It helps me to be freed up from comparison, envy, and discontent.  (1 Timothy 6:6)

2. When you give, you delight the heart of God. (2 Cor. 9:7)

3. It builds gratitude and trust. (Deut. 8)

This sermon may not be as much about our ____________, as our ___________.