The Master’s Class, Summit Church
WHAT MOTIVATES US TO GIVE (2 Cor. 9:1-15)

WHAT MOTIVATES US TO GIVE (2 Cor. 9:1-15)

July 30, 2012

What is it that drives you to give a tithe or offering to God?

 

What is it that causes you to pull out your wallet and place cash in the offering plate each week?

 

Is it a sense of duty to God?

 

Do you give so you can get more in return from God?  How many times have you heard that you cannot out give God? 

 

Listen to this podcast and learn the believer’s motivation for giving to God.  Rejoice as we learn that our giving is always for our benefit.

THE SPIRIT REVEALS (1 Cor. 2:9-16)

THE SPIRIT REVEALS (1 Cor. 2:9-16)

July 18, 2012

How does God reveal Himself to man? 

Man perceives the world around him through his eyes, ears, and mind. 

Man sees the world around him, yet the Scripture tells us that since the beginning of the world our eye hath not seen certain things.  We have not seen the spiritual things that God has for us. 

Man hears the world around him, yet the Scripture tells us that since the beginning of the world our ear hath not heard certain things.  We have not heard the spiritual things that God has for us. 

Man's mind is limited by what he can conceive of, prove by experimentation, or hypothesize about, yet the Scripture tells us that since the beginning of the world that our heart has not solved certain things.  We have not solved the mysteries of the spiritual things that God has for us. 

Therefore, God uses the presence of the Holy Spirit within the heart of the believer to reveal Himself.  Listen to the attached podcast and rejoice as Paul describes how God reveals Himself to man.

THE WISDOM OF THE CROSS (1 Cor. 2:1-8)

THE WISDOM OF THE CROSS (1 Cor. 2:1-8)

July 17, 2012

When man looks at Jesus dying on the Cross at Calvary he sees a failure.  This is man's wisdom. 

When God looks at His own Son dying on the Cross at Calvary He sees the redemption of  man as it was planned at the time of creation.  This is God's wisdom. 

The wisdom of the Cross contains the gospel message of the Cross.  

Man's wisdom says that we must earn our salvation through some deed or effort. 

The wisdom of the Cross says that no man can come to the Father except through the precious blood of Jesus Christ.  

Man's wisdom boasts proudly of the good motives and the righteous behavior of man.  The scales of justice determine man's destination and reward in the afterlife, if there is an afterlife.  

The wisdom of the Cross says that man's righteousness is as filthy rags before the holiness of God.   

The wisdom of man leads to an eternity in Hell.  

The wisdom of the Cross leads to an eternity with Jesus in Heaven.  

Listen to this podcast and learn how Paul describes the wisdom of the Cross.