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Give your tithe, give beyond, or schedule ongoing giving. It's easy and secure.

 

Is there anything more important than your relationship with God? 

God is the source of EVERYTHING we need, want, and have in life. But its easy to fall into the trap of worshiping created things instead of the Creator. 

One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds what is right only to become poor. - Proverbs 11:24)

Tithing, giving 10% of your income, is the practice of truly putting God first and trusting in his unlimited provision. The people of God have been tithing since the very beginning (Genesis 14:20)

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What did Jesus teach about giving?

God does not need your money. He wants your undivided devotion. God knows the one thing competing against that is how much we care about money. Jesus said, "You cannot serve both God and money." (Matthew 6:24)

And then he promised...

If you put God first, then he will provide everything you need and more than enough. (Matthew 6:33)

Giving to causes and charities can good be good, but its not the same as tithing. Tithing is where we bring our money into God's house - the Church. 

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.’ - Malachi 3:9-10

Jesus reaffirmed that promise. 

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. - Luke 6:38

And the Apostle Paul taught Christians to make giving a weekly habit.

On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income.  - 1 Corinthians 16:2

Giving 10% of your income back to God is the best financial decision you could make. It earns compounding interest forever. (Mark 12:29-30)


Why give generously?

In the early days of church, Christians took financial giving to a whole new level. They gave way beyond just 10%. Paul wrote that even the poorest Christians gave “as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability” (2 Corinthians 8:3). Jesus praised the widow who gave little, over the rich who gave much. "They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything--all she had to live on" (Mark 12:44).

Why did they give so much? They discovered the secret to abundance and fulfillment is not found in what you take, its found in what you give. Our lives can be greatly enhanced by giving or limited by greed. 

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. - 2 Corinthians 9:6

We encourage you to give all you can as often as you can. Because when we don't hold back, neither does God.

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