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Instructions

1. Outlines are only accepted as uploads and only through the link at the bottom of this page.

2. Compose your outline in your word-processor and attach that file through the upload link below.

3. Outline formatting must be according to the examples given below.


Outline Submission Examples


The following outlines are only samples.

The following format is a general format that you can use to whatever depth you need.

SUBJECT or TITLE

TEXT:  (You may give your text here or you may use the alternate position below the Introduction.)

INTRODUCTION:  This would be your opening remarks.

TEXT: Alternate position.  (You may use this alternate position or you may use the position above the Introduction.)

I. POINT ONE
    A. If there is an "A." then there must be at least a "B."
    B.

II. POINT TWO
    A.
        1. If there is a "1." then there must be at least a "2."
        2.
    B.

III. POINT THREE
    A.
    B.
        1.
            a. If there is an "a." then there must be at least a "b."
            b.
        2.
            a.
                i. If there is a "i" then there must be at least a "ii."
                ii.
            b.


(More main points (i.e., "IV." "V." etc.) can be added if necessary following the rules set out in this sample. CAUTION: Use only the parts of this sample outline that you need for your outline. Don't make your outline any more complicated than necessary.)

THE CLOSE OR CONCLUSION (In a sermon this would include the INVITATION.)


CRITIQUE:
    Some classes require a self-critique of your live presentation of this speech.  If it is required, include the critique at the bottom of your outline after the CLOSE OR CONCLUSION/INVITATION.


SAMPLE OUTLINE:
   
This outline included below is only a sample.  Your outline may be more involved or it may be less involved than this one.  Make your outline only as complicated as necessary for it to be a help to you- not a hindrance!
This sample is only a somewhat involved outline for a sermon/lesson preached on 11/16/08.
It is given here as a sample to show you how involved an outline can be if the occasion calls for it.
Some outlines will be even more detailed than this one.  Most, probably, will be less involved.
The complexity of your outline should be a matter of personal preference.  However, for purposes of this
course, please follow the general format of this sample outline- follow the general format but not necessarily the complexity.   Dr. VBK


GIVING

Text:  II Corinthians 9:7-8

Intro: People, by and large, do not understand giving.
A. "Oh No! Heís gonna preach on tithing again!"
    NO! Tithing is only one form of giving. This is NOT just about tithing but about GIVING!
B.
Giving is going down drastically. To Churches, to charities- all are having a drastic drop.
    Why! Because people only understand the fact of giving but do not understand the act, or if you will,
    the mechanism of giving.

I. The Fact or, If You Will, the Act of Giving.
   
Several different kinds of giving.
A. Giving the tithe- but really it is giving back the tithe.
    1. (Lev ch. 27) The tithe is "Holy unto the Lord." Itís Holy- it belongs to God.
    2. OT and NT (Mal 3:8-11) (Mt 23:23)
    3. To take care of the House of God and the priests.
        Num 18:12
"... the best..." went to the priests because they were given no inheritance of the land
               on which to make their living. They were to live off of what the other tribes gave.
B.
Giving of offerings.
    1.
Mission offerings- home & foreign.. (I Cor 16:1-3)
    2. Offerings to help other Christians & Churches in need.
        (II Cor 8:1-14) READ II Cor 8:13-14
    3. Helping the poor in your own Church.
        i. READ Acts 4:31-35
        ii. What about con men?    (Acts 5:1-10) Ananias & Sapphira
C. Giving of Alms. READ Mt 6:1-4
D.
But these all concern the fact or, if you will, the act of giving.

II. The Mechanism of Giving. HOW DOES IT WORK?
A.
How much? Thatís up to you- your giving provokes a response from God!
   
Thatís how God set it up! What He does depends on what you do.
    In essence, God does not decide how He will bless you in this matter- YOU DO!
    READ from sheet: II Cor 9:7-8; Phil 4:19
B. When you let go of whatís in your hand- God lets go of whatís in HIS HAND!
        And what is in Godís hand?
    1. Everything you have on earth- II Cor 9:9-10
   2.
Everything in Heaven- Mal 3:10-11
C. QUESTION- How can you not lose it if you give your money away?
    1. Godís law of sowing and reaping. Plant a little in the ground and much comes up!
        Plant more in the ground and much more comes up!
   2.
What you sow is exactly what you reap! Gal 6:7
        And God promises the devourer will not get the rest. Mal 3:11 "... rebuke the devourer..."
    3. Giving is planting seed for future harvest.
        - WHEN THE MONEY LEAVES MY HAND IT DOES NOT LEAVE MY LIFE!
           IT GOES INTO MY FUTURE!
        - WHEN IT LEAVES MY HAND - IT GOES INTO GODíS HAND!
            And it is safer in Godís hand than it is in mine!
           
I could lose it - GOD CANNOT!


INVITATION (Conclusion)
A. FOUR (4) BIBLICAL RULES OF THE MECHANISM OF GIVING
    1. ONE: YOUR GIVING PROVOKES A RESPONSE FROM GOD
        When you let go of whatís in your hand- God lets go of whatís in His hand.
    2. TWO:
THE MORE YOU SOW, THE MORE YOU REAP,
           AND YOU REAP EXACTLY WHAT YOU SOW
    3. THREE: WHEN WHATEVER YOU GIVE LEAVES YOUR HAND,
        IT DOES NOT LEAVE YOUR LIFE- IT GOES INTO YOUR FUTURE
    4. FOUR: WHEN IT LEAVES YOUR HAND, IT GOES INTO GODíS HAND
          And it is much safer in His hand than it is in your hand.

B. SOME WILL SAY, "THATíS JUST A PROSPERITY GOSPEL-
        You know, the
"IF YOUíRE SAVED GOD WILL BLESS YOU FINANCIALLY?" kind of thing.
    1. NO! IT IS BIBLE TEACHING ON THE MECHANISM OF GIVING!
    2. ALL FOUR OF THESE PRINICIPLES ARE BIBLE PRINCIPLES!

C. Now the question is: HOW MUCH DO YOU TRUST GOD!
    1. For the lost:
SOW FAITH IN CHRIST AND REAP ETERNAL SALVATION!
    2. And for the saved: HOW MUCH DO YOU TRUST GOD!
        - SOWING AND REAPING -
           DO WE TRUST GOD TO MULTIPLY WHAT WE SOW?
            (Money - food - clothes - and anything else you can think of.)
       - DO WE BELIEVE GOD ENOUGH TO ACT UPON WHAT HE SAYS?
         The next time there is a need, will we step up and give to that need?
         Thatís where God will separate the talkers from the doers.
         Tithing - missions - faith promise - special offerings - food - clothes - ANYTHING!

D. HOW MUCH DO YOU TRUST GOD?
   
IF THIS NATION TRUSTED GOD- THERE WOULDNíT BE A DROP IN GIVING
   BECAUSE OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS - THERE WOULD BE AN INCREASE!

           II Cor 9:8
          And God is able to make all grace abound toward you;
          that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things,
          may abound to every good work:

 

HOW MUCH DO YOU TRUST GOD?


NOTE:  The last statement above, "HOW MUCH DO YOU TRUST GOD?" is the end of the outline.
You do not have to include the following in your outline.
I sometimes include a page of printed out scriptures as a time-saving device.
However, you do not have to include such a scripture reference page. 
-  Dr. VBK

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE PAGE

II. A. References for the subpoint A.

II Cor 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give;
        not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having
all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Phil 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.


II. B. References for the subpoint B.

Everything you have on earth- II Cor 9:9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to
the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your
seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

Everything in Heaven- Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in
mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the
windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Mal 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your
ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.


II. C. 2. References for the subpoint C.

Gal 6:7 "... whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."


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