Honoring God With Our Giving
The early church gave of their means the first day of every week
( I Corinthians 16:1). We have the honor and privilege of giving
back to the Lord that which He gave to us. Each Christian is
commanded to give "as he has been prospered." The word “steward”
means "one who manages for another person." A Christian steward
is like a manager of a local business who carries out the aims
of the owner, maximizes profits, while dealing wisely with all
the problems. Spontaneous giving occurs when the Holy Spirit
leads one to give beyond the tithe on a regular weekly basis or
to a particular person or project. It is sometimes a love
offering. It is sometimes a need offering. II Corinthians 8:6-7:
“Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he
would also finish in you the same grace also. (8:7) Therefore,
as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and
knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see
that ye abound in this grace also.”
Spiritual giving is committing to God what you do not have, “beyond your power.” II Corinthians 8:3, “For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves...” What's important is that we each do our part, as God prospers us, to make sure God's ministry has the resources it needs. Click the icons on the right to help support this ministry. Thank you and may God continue to uplift and empower you!
An offering is a free-will supplemental gift to God. When we were under the ordinance of the Law, God required complex rituals involving animal sacrifice and purification rituals. Now, all God wants is our love and our faithfulness. we can express both by sharing ourselves with God. sharing our time, sharing our talent, and sharing our treasure. Giving is often one of the weakest areas of our Christian walk. We can prosper ourselves and our community by making regular and substantive offerings to God. Click the icon to give online, safely and securely. If you wish to direct your donation to a specific need, please inform us in the comments section of your PayPal form.
“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” —1 Corinthians 9:7
Tithing is the act of returning to God a portion of that which God has blessed us with. Tithing is an important ordinance intended to provide for the needs of God's work. It is every Christian's responsibility to tithe, to support their local churches and ministries and the work of the Lord. Tithing is our first duty and the church's first resource for its support and finance. This ministry store is not intended to replace our duty, under God, to support this ministry, as God has ordained:
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment , mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone."