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The Lighthouse
4338 S. Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

7:30PM

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THURSDAY SERVICE:

Bible Study

The Tabernacle
1021 E. 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

7:00PM

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Worship Services
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607

9:30AM, 11:30AM, & 1:30PM

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SUNDAY SERVICE:

Worship Service
The Tabernacle
1021 E. 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

7:30AM

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TUESDAY SERVICE:

Bible Study
ICE Theater
3330 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60624

7:00PM

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"You are to receive the offering for me from each man whose heart prompts him to give."   
 |  July 3, 2015 |  READ: Ex 25:2 NIV

WHAT YOU NEED IN THE WILDERNESS (6)

God's people already possessed everything necessary to build the tabernacle. So Moses went to God for the plan, and to the people for the resources. And that's still how it works! Pastor, don't come up with a plan of your own, or one you got from somebody else, and then ask God to underwrite it. Ask God for His plan, because that's the only one He will bless. And don't feel intimidated about going to the people and asking the to give. Perhaps you're reluctant to talk about finances because some folks in church complain and say, "All the pastor ever talks about is money." Of course, if they're right, you need to get back into balance. But generally speaking, people need clear biblical teaching on giving; to see it as a privilege and an opportunity to go into partnership with God Over and over the Bible refers to giving as "sowing." And when you sow, you should expect to reap. The law of giving is like the law of gravity, it never fails. God said, "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest..will never cease" (Ge 8:22 NIV). Observe how it works: Fist you sow your seed, then there's a time or waiting, and finally you get to reap. Money can be a touch subject; it can stir up resistance and resentment. But God promise that when you sow generously you will reap generously (See 2Co 9:6). Now, either God told the truth or He didn't. And you need to find out whether or not it's true. The only way to do that is to try it and see for yourself.