ABOUT GIVING

Everyone can give and everyone has something to give.  Most giving is done through money, but not all giving is money related.

Here are some simple truths about giving:

  • God has a generous spirit, Psalm 51:12.
  • We are made in God’s image, Genesis 1:27.
  • Everything made by God gives, reproduces and multiplies, Genesis 1:11-31.
  • Giving is a heart issue first, not a money issue. Jesus said, “Where your heart is that where your treasure lies,” Matthew 6:21, 12:42.
  • Giving opens a present door that leads to a future blessing. The Bible states, “Give and it will be given back to you,” Luke 6:38
  • Giving keeps selfishness out of the heart. “A generous heart that refreshes others will be refreshed,” Proverbs 11:24-25.
  • “Give and it will be given back, compressed and multiplied”, Give cheerfully, Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:5-11.
  • Christ-followers are to excel in the favor of giving, 2 Corinthians 8:7.

WHAT ABOUT TITHING?

WHAT ABOUT OFFERINGS?

  • Seed Offering: A seed offering is giving above the tithe through faith, believing God will meet other specific needs in your life. It’s based on principles shared in Gal 6:7-10, Gen 8:22
  • Compassion offerings: referred to as “alms” in the scripture, Acts 10:2; also known as benevolence offerings. 2 Cor 8:1-8
  • Missions: Helping deliver and spread the good news of Jesus and His grace to others, Phil 4:15-20
  • “Other” offerings: these are received on occasion for special needs, disaster relief, special guests, etc.

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