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It's All About The Heart

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November 14, 2021 7:00 am

It's All About The Heart

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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November 14, 2021 7:00 am

In the first message of "The Blessed Life" series, Pastor Robert explains that giving is an attitude of the heart.

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Thanks so much for joining today. Pastor Robert is continuing his series beyond blessed with a message about the motives behind it's going to be. I'm your host Patrick and I'm here with my Coast genetic everyone loud when we talk about tuition and getting all he thought about it, is very practical and why, however, was surprised when I heard good stewardship and getting of anything not primarily about the status. Pastor Robert explains this also yes four points about this topic to share with us in his message is powerful, so let's dive right so today to talk about. It's all about the heart. When we talk about being blessed or blessing someone else. It's all about the heart and I want you to remember that in think about that.

So I will show you a very famous scriptural giving that it is only giving, but I want to clarify and show you that it might not be exactly the type of giving you think it's talking about so will get the letter I had. So what I want to do first to show you the parallel passage which which is in the sermon on the mount this in Matthew seven. They were going to loop six so Matthew seven verse verses 1 to 6 say this judge not, and you will not be judged.

For with the judgment you judge, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you so don't judge are you will be judged, and with the measure you use, giving judgment out.

It will be measured by cute though. Generally, a judgment, but now I miss Ashley question I just read you.

Those two Scriptures.

Did you hear anything in those two Scriptures about money, no sailing on Monday. The subject is about judging right something to show you the parallel passage every theologian I've ever talked to knows where were going to loose six is the parallel passage to Matthew seven it's the same sermon, but there's a verse right in the middle that we thing is talking about money and I don't think it is because the context is judgment. So let's commit to short-term memory to phrases from what we just read Matthew seven all say it and then you say it after me.

Okay judge not, and you will not be judged with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you and I don't lag other great and we didn't even rehearse that by just a bright convoy moment SO we go to Luke six in the first phrase of verse 37 says judge not, and you will not be judged. So I'm showing you this is the Matthew seven that is the last phrase of verse 38 says, for with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you.

So to say passage, but loop being a physician puts something in between that's not in Matthew that I want you to notice it.

I want you notice again which caught what contacts it's in right so here's Luke six 3738 all of it. Judge not, and you will not be judged and condemned not and you will not be condemned for GF and you will be forgiven.

I here's the part you heard before, but think about context GF and it will be given to you good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be put in the herbalism for with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you right now most of the time when you hear the first part of Luke 638 given will be given back here. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over most the time when you hear of a minister Pastor use that scripture.

What's he talking about money.


Okay LMS again once the word money anywhere in that verse. No and it is not the context these needs onto my money anywhere in their he was actually, judging.

Here's what he saying if you give judgment. Judgment is not to be given back. It here's the part that many people never talk about this way. Good measure, pressed down, running over shaken, yet no one talks about that, but that's what he's talking about. That's what he's talking about gift condemnation condemnations will be your bike dear forgiveness is a good one. Forgive and you'll be forgiven.

Samsung okay here's my point. Though this whole thing about giving is about the heart. It's about the heart. Jesus is trying to build a heart if you have a problem with giving money you actually have a problem with your heart, by the way, maybe never even thought about this.

Think about the word for GF forgive contains the word give for. By the way, means that you're in favor of something you know I'm for it or I'm against it. Okay, so God is for giving you and is also forgiving me forgiveness because he's for giving grace to people is in favor of Dennis pretty good by the way, if you know this is good is good stuff. Okay.

If you have a problem with giving you also probably have a problem with forgiving if you have a problem with forgiving you also probably have problem with giving. This is where Jesus said freely you have received so freely give you a reason we have a problem with forgiving. In other words, giving grace to someone else or forgiveness of them is because we think we had to earn from God. So if we had to earn it. We actually try to make other people. You have to earn my forgiveness because we thought we had our and our forgiveness. But we did. It's completely free. So this whole thing, that giving is it's about the heart and again if giving is an action and any of it involves so many other things other than just money. I was being interviewed for magazine 1/10 and the guy asked me how often do you preach only giving and I said oh ever week I said really inferential giving every week.

I said you and S&L. Let me explain some again. Remember I'm a grammarian so I hear your works, and I know what you're saying even though you don't think you're saying it and I have to translate sometimes what you think you're trying to say but I said to him you asked me how often operational. Given what you meant to asked me was how often do you preshow giving money. That's what you meant insight giving money. This again so I can preach on gripes with operational giving. For God so loved the world that he I can preach on prayer by pretty good. I definitely can preach a marriage with operational because of a married have to give some forgiveness right and you have to pause the game and take the trash out when you're supposed this posting for Iran to give some time. Okay so you so giving is more than giving money. It's an attitude of the heart. That's when I want you to hear you're listening to worshiping the word with pastor currently in his beyond blessings to get a copy of this series or any of the other students.

Pastor or call 833933 erotic help clear understanding. I agree.

I definitely thought they were about money, but it really makes sense that they apply to everything, forgiveness, judgment, etc. whatever heart gives out his return. Even when a problem getting great for strengthening something. Well Pastor Robert has so much so let's get back so way back in Deuteronomy 15 God sets some principles about giving that have to do with the heart, so let me read it to you right and then out to you for think about number one will first of all let me read Deuteronomy 15 verse seven. If there is among you, a poor man of your brethren within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you. I like that because he's reminding them you're not arming the promised land. You're fighting for say we we we didn't wear in war, but you're still not arming it on so giving it to. Even though you're in a war. Okay, if there's some L poor man among you, you shall not harden your heart. It's all about the heart. Then he says nor shut your hand from your poor brother to me just clarify if you shut your hand toward people it's because you've already shut your heart when you open your hand toward people like if there's a crisis.

We do this all the time with a hurricane or tornado or something all of us weekly sin that we can we do it we can't, it's because we've already opened our heart. That's why we open our hands.

He says, is not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand why DM and willingly so again willingly will be of feeling with your heart Linda him sufficient for his need what ever he needs soap how to how we how we do this with art. So for things are. Here's number one. We have to deal with the selfish heart. We have to deal with it because were born selfish. Verse nine says, beware lest there be a wicked salt in your heart.

Notice again. It's in the heart saying the seventh year, the year of release is at hand. No one thought that most of us know about the year of Jubilee and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing and he cried out to the Lord against you, and it becomes CN among himself. He says don't let there be a wicked thought in your heart. First of all is clarify something God calls selfishness, wickedness, that's wicked to God. Okay, and the thought would be you know it's almost a year. Jubilee the seventh year and okay so Lynn given example, let's say God comes to you and he says hey my we didn't have a lot of rain this year. You know that you have much bigger farm than I have and I just didn't get many crops and I don't think order will make it through the winter. I'm wondering if you could land me some grading so that I'll be able to have negative the winter plant you know the spring and and then I will pay you back out of the next harvest. Okay and he says don't let this talk of your heart because every seven years. All debts were canceled and by the way God implemented that economic system God implemented for his people, and economic system that every seven years all your debt was canceled.

How many of you would like to re-implement God's economic system is not about it's pretty good system is okay but here's what he says. He says now here's what might happen right when you say. Oh sure, I'd love to. You might have a thought in your heart you will have thoughts. The problem is what we do, what you might have a thought that says quite this is the six-year matter fact is only six more months till the year Jubilee if he can't pay me back in that timeframe.

I've canceled was that in. Here's what God is saying you need to build that because that's that's that's a hard issue.

So you got understand giving is a heart issue. Here's the second thing number. This, to deal with a grieving heart a grieving heart so far selfish art second agreement, heart Deuteronomy 15 verse 10 on this walking you through Deuteronomy 50 okay. You shall surely give to him. Watch this and your heart. It's all about the heart should not be grieved or sad about it when you give DM because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works, and in all to which you put your hand that's a great problem tractor God says you deal your heart. Bless all the work you but he says but I don't agree okay so here's what we know before we give selfishness a Texas but after we give great for Texas. Think about this. Have you ever given an offering and then the washing machine breaks on the car. Are you get some sort of unexpected repair bill and you know you I hate it when I just I actually just took a vehicle in for repair and the guy called me and said all I have bad news. I thought you always have bad mix. You're just a gloomy person you know so so but what if I just given a large amount and it's like the enemy then comes you know what is he saying we've all heard shipment on that now you got me in trouble safe so we grieve about it. What you he saying don't know that now will take some that's just crazy that this sometimes when you're up there speaking salts will just go through your mind and they're just random thoughts and you just learn to push them out.

But I'm just going to tell you I just said I'm certain you're talking about finances and all, and I just here's a thought that just went through my mind when I leave here I'm going to lunch and I don't have any cash with me. I just had that thought just go through my look at all. I was nice one. I listed going okay so okay when I don't keep going. Let me talk about that right so when I said I need $20 or I need some money, Mike's friend of mine, why didn't I get up that quickly give it to me. Okay let me take one because I gave him that $20 before the show and I told him I want you to do this because I will use that as an illustration okay so I have a question for you is my $20.

I gave it to Moshe so when you give it to me when I expect so is he grieving because he gave his stomach.

All you I will little he was thinking I'll be forgets about this. No, no he's not.

He's just joking he's not grieving about it YC not grieving but as it was in his money in the first place is my money, it's my money well catching this how many times does God say how it should go help that person and we should never grieved because it will not run in the first place is not, and you know what I think Don might think God might think you know what I need to find someone else to bless. That won't grieve about it because every time I asked that person to give.

She just argues with me, and argues with me. I want to find someone that says when I asked that person you when she says thank you Lord for giving me an opportunity to be a blessing. That's what beyond blast is all about. If you're just tuning in with us. You're listening to worship in the words of Pastor Robert when a new series called beyond any of it. You can find on a laminate demonstration have to find my $20 light entering plaintiff illustrate that are many different enemy 150 grieve and fret over many years and find ways to make you know I want to be the kind of person looks for the opportunities in his great length to an end once more to Robert so we have to deal the silver shortbread bill the grieving heart is number three. Develop a generous heart and it can be developed.

All of us have developed in our walk with the Lord so you can develop a generous heart.

Verse 14 you shall supply him liberally from your flock from your threshing floor and from your winepress from what the Lord has blessed you with. You shall give to him. Think about it. There is what he say just develop it. Just take time and develop it.

Here's the best way to develop when you get that little knowledge and you know it's a nudge from the Lord, and you didn't maybe need to confirm it with your spouse.

If you're married with a friend, maybe asked the Lord to confirm it to you but you get a little knowledge is nothing wrong with asking God to confirm people did it all through the Bible and God never got mad at him. Gideon asked God to confirm twice right the fleece of Gideon God never got mad and impressive. Okay, so it's okay to ask God to confirm.

But then we just just do the little things is so because what happens is that generosity is developing right I I have nine grandchildren, and so we love her grandchildren were great but we always grandchildren stories like some of you have grandchildren or children. They get all these funny things in it so our oldest daughter, daughter-in-law, they get in the car from church and she they have a son and a daughter and their daughter is named Willow and Willow says mommy did you know there was a girl in the Bible.

They gave two candies to the Lord and it was all she had and Hannah are daughter also. I did, I did know that I have heard that and she said mommy I'd like to get something to the Lord. And so Hannah said will want you just pray and ask the Lord what he would not want you to give so she actually kind of adjusted the mirror where she could say, you know, and she saw little Willow just put her head down like this.

She started praying in the nose and this was just what what what NBC said little baby. You will little baby and then she said 00 baby baby oh yeah, you have baby baby I don't like her. Here's my point.

She just little she's just learning. That's cute but if you were 40 and she was still brought to not give a little baby away. No hear me whole lot of Christians and never matured in this area.

Here's the last one, develop a grateful heart. Develop a grateful heart. Verse 15 of Deuteronomy 15 says you shall remember, here's here's how you develop right for you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord your God redeems you there for I command you this thing today. What's a command event is commanding them to have a generous heart. He says not, here's how you do it you remember use not have anything and everything you have.

I gave you a while back we had a pastor and his wife come in for a conference and we have them stay in her home and we were just talking and sharing and that for some reason the the wide that my wife and the pastor's wife were in the kitchen talking and then that I'm that guy night, we were like in the living room talking when he got up to go get them something to drink, sliced to yourself and any overheard my wife and his wife talking about me giving because there been times when you know said when I want to give cars even Tom and Debbie and I gave her first house away and she was just asking this and this pastor got interested in aunt but I'm hearing it in the liver and she sat down and said to she just said and the pastor said. Alvin said to my wife.

Can I ask you something and Debbie said sure and she said he said why do you think Robert give so much.

He said I've tried to figure this out for years. I've read his books. I hear all the stories this guy has given my given my retirement away many times just I just when God tells me to give a just give the remember this says you need to remember when you're asked to get that use not have anything so he said to my wife why do you think Robert just give so much what this is what I heard my wife say from the church because he's never gotten over getting saved.

I've never forgotten that I was lost even though I grew up in church.

Good parents right thing to know Jesus.

I got involved in drugs is a horrible life and God delivered just like a member got it easy to be generous.

I just love mastering Pastor Robert about never being getting overseen. I mean I just pray that I will never again for all the blessings the Lord has brought into my life.

We encourage you to take a moment to think about when pastor Alexander today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit to get a copy of this pastor got 833933 Capt. 33933 and we hope you next time. Pastor Robert is going to talk difficult test going to be challenging and well blessed

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