Three ways to give.
We are encouraged to give by the new testament...
Tithing is a tough topic for many Christians to tackle. In the Old Testament, God required his people to give their first fruits, a tenth of their harvest. In the Gospels, Jesus introduces a focus on tithing that goes beyond the mandated tenth. In fact, Jesus repeatedly attacked the Pharisees.
42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
Luke 11:42 (NKJV)
We see here that Jesus did not want the Pharisees’ tithes because of the condition of their hearts. Jesus wanted the Pharisees to pursue justice and love more than the fulfillment of the law. So where does this leave us today? Does Jesus require Christians to give? The answer is not simple. However, the answer lies within each one of us. Jesus famously said the following:
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21 (NKJV)
Where we store our finances or other treasures is an indicator of where our heart is. If our hearts are for God, our finances should reflect that. After all, our finances are first God’s before they are ours. Now the only question left is “how much?”
7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7 (NKJV)
Christians give out of the grateful condition of their heart. When we prioritize God before our own desires, we present a sacrifice that He truly desires. So when the offering plate comes around again, make sure Christ is first in your life, and then ask Him to guide you.
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Giving in person has always been an option. Ushers will always be around to collect the finances God is calling you to give. If you give using cash, be sure to fill out an envelope to designate where you want your funds to go. If you give using check, please make the check payable to “Slavic Full Gospel Church”
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