Two men were marooned on an Island. One man paced back and forth worried and scared while the other man sat back and was sunning himself. The first man said to the second man, “aren’t you afraid we are about to die.” “No,” said the second man, “I make $100,000 a week and tithe faithfully to my church every week. My Pastor will find me.”
Can you say I SUPPORT MY CHURCH
“I will build My church and the gates of
hell shall not prevail against it” Matthew 16:18
Can you really say “I will build My local Church” Tithing is the biblical way that God finances His Church. Tithing supports the church and Gods work
The word ‘support’ means… to sustain, take the strain, carry through, to be faithful and loyal, to provide for, supplying with necessary things for existence.
This principal of supporting God’s House is a Biblical principal of passion. Many scriptures reveal the passion and enthusiasm as God’s people brought the tithes of everything. They understood the promises attached to giving and they knew that blessing was assured.
2 Chronicles 31:5-6 says
“As soon as the commandment was circulated, the children of Israel brought in abundance the first-fruits of grain and wine, oil and honey and of all the produce of the field and they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything”. “And the children of Israel and Judah who dwelt in the cities of Judah brought the tithe of oxen and sheep also the tithe of holy things which were consecrated to the Lord their God they laid in heaps”.
The New Testament shows the willingness of the Christian Church to support the ministry of the Apostles.
Acts 4:37 says “Having land sold it and brought the money and laid it at the Apostles feet” The truth is that great wealth is required to build a great Church. Building a sanctuary and promoting God’s Word and the individual ministries associated with the Church requires finances.
A churches influence and growth is either hindered or propelled by the willingness of people to give and to recognise their role in financing the Church.
Everything in heaven and earth comes from you, Lord. We give you only what is yours..
Lord Jesus Christ, you were rich. Yet for our sakes, you became poor, so that through your poverty we might become rich.
Help us who have received so freely from you to give as freely in our turn, and so have the pleasure of giving as well as the happiness of receiving.
May you be praised forever and ever
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