Bethany Worship Center

Bethany Worship Center

 © 2018 • Palms 133

 © 2018 • Palms 133

Date Night with Jesus

Date Night with Jesus

Friday night prayer with Bethany Worship Center. Come experience God's love during this corporate prayer time. 

Friday night prayer with Bethany Worship Center. Come experience God's love during this corporate prayer time. 

Connect Groups 

Connect Groups 

Evangelism 

Evangelism 

Come be apart of relationships building where deeper bonds grow. We learn listen and pray this is a great environment for growth. You will be challenged to obey God, but rest a sure you  will be regularly prayed for and cared for

Come be apart of relationships building where deeper bonds grow. We learn listen and pray this is a great environment for growth. You will be challenged to obey God, but rest a sure you  will be regularly prayed for and cared for

Wonderful ministry as we speak into the lives of these beautiful people at Grand brook Home in Allen TX 

Wonderful ministry as we speak into the lives of these beautiful people at Grand brook Home in Allen TX 

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.2 Corinthians 9:7 | NIV | joy heart generosityA gift opens the way

and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.Proverbs 18:16 | NIV | rewardA generous person will prosper;

whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.Proverbs 11:25 | NIV | generosity food selfishnessFor if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.2 Corinthians 8:12 | NIV | encouragement generosityBut who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.1 Chronicles 29:14 | NIV | money dependenceGive, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.Luke 6:38 | NIV | reward receiving generosityHonor the Lord with your wealth,

with the firstfruits of all your crops.Proverbs 3:9 | NIV | money sacrificeNow he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.2 Corinthians 9:10 | NIV | righteousness food generositySo when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.Matthew 6:2 | NIV | humility rewardDo not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

when it is in your power to act.Proverbs 3:27 | NIV | honesty debtGive to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.Luke 6:30 | NIV | debt generosity“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”Malachi 3:10 | NIV | food blessingAnd God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.2 Corinthians 9:8 | NIV | blessing worrying goodnessTake delight in the Lord,

and he will give you the desires of your heart.Psalm 37:4 | NIV | seeking heartYou will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.2 Corinthians 9:11 | NIV | generosity blessing gratitudeIf I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.1 Corinthians 13:3 | NIV | love suffering prideAll day long he craves for more,

but the righteous give without sparing.Proverbs 21:26 | NIV | greed materialism desiresJesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”Matthew 19:21 | NIV | blameless materialism heavenHeal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.Matthew 10:8 | NIV | healing receiving sicknessThe wicked borrow and do not repay,

but the righteous give generously.Psalm 37:21 | NIV | debt money righteousnessSpeak up and judge fairly;

defend the rights of the poor and needy.Proverbs 31:9 | NIV | righteousness speaking widowsNehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”Nehemiah 8:10 | NIV | food joy

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.2 Corinthians 9:7 | NIV | joy heart generosityA gift opens the way

and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.Proverbs 18:16 | NIV | rewardA generous person will prosper;

whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.Proverbs 11:25 | NIV | generosity food selfishnessFor if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.2 Corinthians 8:12 | NIV | encouragement generosityBut who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.1 Chronicles 29:14 | NIV | money dependenceGive, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.Luke 6:38 | NIV | reward receiving generosityHonor the Lord with your wealth,

with the firstfruits of all your crops.Proverbs 3:9 | NIV | money sacrificeNow he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.2 Corinthians 9:10 | NIV | righteousness food generositySo when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.Matthew 6:2 | NIV | humility rewardDo not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

when it is in your power to act.Proverbs 3:27 | NIV | honesty debtGive to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.Luke 6:30 | NIV | debt generosity“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”Malachi 3:10 | NIV | food blessingAnd God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.2 Corinthians 9:8 | NIV | blessing worrying goodnessTake delight in the Lord,

and he will give you the desires of your heart.Psalm 37:4 | NIV | seeking heartYou will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.2 Corinthians 9:11 | NIV | generosity blessing gratitudeIf I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.1 Corinthians 13:3 | NIV | love suffering prideAll day long he craves for more,

but the righteous give without sparing.Proverbs 21:26 | NIV | greed materialism desiresJesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”Matthew 19:21 | NIV | blameless materialism heavenHeal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.Matthew 10:8 | NIV | healing receiving sicknessThe wicked borrow and do not repay,

but the righteous give generously.Psalm 37:21 | NIV | debt money righteousnessSpeak up and judge fairly;

defend the rights of the poor and needy.Proverbs 31:9 | NIV | righteousness speaking widowsNehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”Nehemiah 8:10 | NIV | food joy

GIVING PHILOSOPHYFIRST FRUITS GIVING

(Proverbs 3:9-10) 9 “Honor the LORD with your possessions and with the

first fruits of all your increase; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty,

and your vats will overflow with new wine.”

What are First Fruits?

First Fruits Giving can be traced back to the Old Testament and the Law of

First Things. In fact, we see the Law of First Things at work in the Garden

of Eden when God gave Adam and Eve stewardship over everything He

had created and then placed them in the Garden of Eden. However, they

were not allowed to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good

and evil. God had reserved that portion of what He had created exclusively

for Himself (Genesis 2:15-17). This helps us to develop disciplines.

Once we have learned to exercise discipline in an area we can more easily

apply the principles of discipline to other areas of our lives.

The Law of First Things can be found throughout the Old Testament; particularly

in God’s instructions to the nation of Israel during their Exodus

from Egypt and while they inhabited Canaan.

First Fruits offerings were established as a way for the Israelite’s to

prove and validate the position God held in their lives.

They were required to devote the first and best portion of everything

they possessed – crops, livestock, silver, gold, precious

stones, and even the spoils acquired from nations the Israelite’s

had conquered, etc – as an offering irrevocably dedicated to God.

In so doing, they gave God pre-eminence (first place) in their lives.

Today, we honor God with our First Fruits offering by bringing the first

10% of all our earnings. When we do so faithfully, we are acknowledging

God’s sovereignty over our lives and our resources. And His promise to us

is that He will bless and multiply everything that we set our hands to because

we have made Him FIRST in our lives (Malachi 3:8-12).

First Fruits giving is always an issue of Lordship over Lip Service,

“Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not [practice] what I tell

you?” (Luke 6:46)

GIVING PHILOSOPHYFIRST FRUITS GIVING

(Proverbs 3:9-10) 9 “Honor the LORD with your possessions and with the

first fruits of all your increase; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty,

and your vats will overflow with new wine.”

What are First Fruits?

First Fruits Giving can be traced back to the Old Testament and the Law of

First Things. In fact, we see the Law of First Things at work in the Garden

of Eden when God gave Adam and Eve stewardship over everything He

had created and then placed them in the Garden of Eden. However, they

were not allowed to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good

and evil. God had reserved that portion of what He had created exclusively

for Himself (Genesis 2:15-17). This helps us to develop disciplines.

Once we have learned to exercise discipline in an area we can more easily

apply the principles of discipline to other areas of our lives.

The Law of First Things can be found throughout the Old Testament; particularly

in God’s instructions to the nation of Israel during their Exodus

from Egypt and while they inhabited Canaan.

First Fruits offerings were established as a way for the Israelite’s to

prove and validate the position God held in their lives.

They were required to devote the first and best portion of everything

they possessed – crops, livestock, silver, gold, precious

stones, and even the spoils acquired from nations the Israelite’s

had conquered, etc – as an offering irrevocably dedicated to God.

In so doing, they gave God pre-eminence (first place) in their lives.

Today, we honor God with our First Fruits offering by bringing the first

10% of all our earnings. When we do so faithfully, we are acknowledging

God’s sovereignty over our lives and our resources. And His promise to us

is that He will bless and multiply everything that we set our hands to because

we have made Him FIRST in our lives (Malachi 3:8-12).

First Fruits giving is always an issue of Lordship over Lip Service,

“Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not [practice] what I tell

you?” (Luke 6:46)