We can’t outgive God.
Giving Is Worship
The Bible says in Matthew 6:24 that the top competitor for our commitment to Jesus is money. Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things. Not having cash or check on hand doesn’t have to hold you back from giving. You can be obedient today by giving online.
There is no organization with more potential to change the world than the local church! Giving not only promotes God’s work through us, but also God’s work in us, our sanctification.
We are preaching the gospel message when we give sacrificially to advance the Kingdom and care for God’s people.
Tithes and Offerings
In scripture, we see examples of people giving 10 percent to God. That might seem like a lot. But everything we have we have received from God. We don’t ask people to tithe but we do ask them to pray about it, not for the sake of the church but the sake of worship.
Tithing is bringing the first 10 percent of our income back to God. It’s a way to worship God by showing Him that we trust His promises. It’s also a way to protect our hearts from greed. By bringing back to God what is rightfully His, we remind ourselves that everything we have comes from Him.
Offerings are any gifts we give over and above the tithe. As we understand how generous God is to us, we’ll find ourselves wanting to be more and more generous toward Him.