Tithing

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Tithing by John Fichtner –Series Overview

This series addresses the ways the OT shows application for New Testament living – in addition to discussing why tithing is Biblical and valuable before the Lord. 

Tithing - UD

2012-02-19

Pastor John Fichtner

Tithing part 1 by John Fichtner

  1. The 2nd Major time in 31 years of Pastoring – teach on Tithing

  2. If it is a COMMAND then Malachi 3 and Matthew 6 say that Non-Tithing Christians are under a curse and are Renouncing the Lordship of Jesus in their life by loving money MORE than they love God.

  3. If it is a SUGGESTION those who teach tithing as a N.T. COMMAND are leading God’s people into Legalism and that would be a serious SIN.

  4. Bible says Money is the single greatest battle you’ll face as a Christian.

  5. Saying “The Church wants MY money” has the lie in it that believes you’re your money.

  6. What you hate about money isn’t the subject of money itself – you hate that the more money you have, the more you want.

  7. Jesus said clearly in Mt. 5 says that NEW Testament Christians are to live by a HIGHER standard than OLD Testament Believers

  8. I have NEVER MET a single

  9. Non-Tithing Christian who was still MOVING FORWARD

  10. spiritually 20 years later.

Old Testament Laws in New Testament Faith, Part 1 - UD

2006-06-13

Pastor John Fichtner

Tithing part 2: Old Testament Laws in New Testament Faith Part 1 by John Fichtner

  1. Character determines Victory or Defeat Rom. 8:29, II Cor. 3:18

  2. Medically proven that OT Dietary Laws are healthy ways to live

  3. It’s not 2 different covenants – but preparation and fulfillment.

  4. If wanting to understanding the beauty of types and shadows without getting flakey, keep in mind what’s SPECIFICALLY stated.

  5. There are thousands of things in the OLD Testament that may be types

  6. Anytime you talk type, ask someone “Show it to me.”

  7. Three aspects of the Old Testament applied to our lives are 1.) Types (which have to be fulfilled). 2.) Prophecies, and 3.) Examples

  8. Prophecies are more difficult to study than types.

Old Testament Laws in New Testament Faith, Part 2 - UD

2006-06-13

Pastor John Fichtner

Tithing part 3: Old Testament Laws in New Testament Faith, Part 2 by John Fichtner

  1. Authority in the OT was found in prophets/kings.

  2. On prophetic authority, since everyone in Christ can hear the voice of God, everyone can prophesy.

  3. God doesn’t need us to straigten out errors in the Body.

  4. Hebrews 3:7 – Today, Rest, and Faith.

  5. Rest even today still takes faith

  6. The state of your heart before you’re about to sin is RESTLESSNESS.

  7. Hearing the voice of God/receiving internal rest from God leads to rest.

  8. Old Testament meaning in light of New Testament is “Aware of God.”

Old Testament Laws in New Testament Faith, Part 3 - UD

2006-06-13

Pastor John Fichtner

Tithing part 4: Old Testament Laws in New Testament Faith, Part 3 by John Fichtner

  1. Circumcision was the SIGN of the Covenant.

  2. Feast of Pentecost was done 50th yr – Year of Jubiliee.

  3. Pentecost was a celebration of Freedom.

  4. The phrase you hear from someone when they’ve lost spiritual battle is “I’ve been so hurt.”

  5. Pain distorts your perspective..

  6. When you’re in pain, you can fall into self-pity

  7. 90% of what the OT says about warfare is summed up in “It’s not a close battle between the Kingdom of God and Kingdom of Darkness.”

Old Testament Laws in New Testament Faith, Part 4 - UD

2006-06-13

Pastor John Fichtner

Tithing part 5: Old Testament Laws in New Testament Faith, Part 4 by John Fichtner

  1. You cannot work up hunger for God’s Word

  2. High Priest may’ve been the most important thing in all the Law.

  3. When seeing NT fulfillment, you see the exact same thing with the High Priest being Gentle – in Jesus

  4. John 1 says Law came through Moses while Grace/Truth came through Christ

  5. Hebrews 7:1 – Only Jesus brings Righteousness and Peace together perfectly.

  6. Abraham tithed to Melchizedek – so it’s possible it was Christ

  7. Abraham is always a type of New Testament Faith

  8. Abraham is mentioned 79 times – a picture of a man of faith.

  9. The reason for the tithe in the Old Testament was to honor your source and receive blessing.

  10. The New Testament purpose of the Tithe was to honor your source and receive blessing.