You Can't Outgive God

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Malachi 3:6-15
Series: Malachi: God's Unchanging Love

Sermon Notes

  1. The People Were Robbing God (vv. 6-9)
  2. The People Were Robbing Themselves (vv. 10-15)

Discussion Questions

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What is your biggest fear when it comes to sacrificial giving?


  1. Read Genesis 14:20 and 28:22. Why do you think Abram and Jacob chose to give the amount of “a tenth”?
  2. Tithing appears before the Mosaic Law, so is it for all time? Why? Why not?
  3. What were the main points of the sermon this week?
  4. Read Malachi 3:8-10. What does God promise to faithful tithers here? Why? Who is cursed?
  5. Read Malachi 19:21. What does it mean to have “treasure in Heaven”? How do we get this?
  6. In light of 1 Corinthians 16:1-4, how is the New Testament even more radical than the Old Testament when it comes to sacrificial giving? Be specific.
  7. Should our tithe be directed to our local church? Why? Should we tithe gross or net?
  8. Read 2 Corinthians 8:1-4. What does Paul mean: “they gave . . . beyond their ability”?
  9. Read Matthew 6:21. What does it mean: “wherever your treasure is—there is your heart also”?


How did you make your decision about what amount of money to regularly give EFCCL?

Posted on November 30, 2014 and filed under Malachi.