"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
We believe all we have is a gift from God. Our time, our abilities, our possessions, our money...everything. We also believe in being good stewards of what God has given us. Part of being good stewards is also being cheerful givers of the things the Lord has entrusted us with. God wants us to be faithful, no matter how little or much we have. The New Testament teaches over and over about being faithful with what you have been given. 2 Corinthians 8–9 shows us great principles on generous giving:
Generous giving is sacrificial.
Generous giving is something that only some people are spiritually gifted for, others must be taught stewardship.
Generous giving is a gospel issue.
Generous giving encourages churches to share with other churches and ministries in need.
Generous giving is about sowing and reaping.
Generous giving is one of the many evidences that someone is truly a Christian.
Generous giving promotes the worship of Jesus as God.
Ultimately giving is not about the wallet as much as it is about the heart. Jesus tells us that, "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." As followers of Jesus it is not a burden to give to the Lord, but rather a blessing. It is in Christ that we give joyfully to His kingdom, His work, and His church for His name to be made known amount the nations.
We encourage all followers of Jesus to give: freely, regularly, sacrificially and joyfully.
Ways to Give include:
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