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AUTHOR: NAD Stewardship

―And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.‖ John 3:14-17 NKJV


In giving motive is everything. Systematically giving with the right motive and attitude is called disinterested benevolence. That is giving without ―strings attached.‖ Motive involves the condition of the heart and the attitude of the mind.

The only true motive for giving his love. In our text we see God's love revealed in giving His Son for us. This love is a principle, not an emotion. It is the foundation of character.

“Love must be the principle of action. Love is the underlying principle of God's government in heaven and earth, and it must be the foundation of the Christian's character. This alone can make and keep him steadfast. This alone can enable him to withstand trial and temptation.” COL 49

Appeal: In our giving today we must remember God‘s love revealed in sacrifice. The plan of salvation was grounded in immeasurable sacrifice. Our offering today is for Church Budget.

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Originally prepared for July 21, 2012