Jesus Talked More About Money Than He Did Prayer, Heaven Or Hell
Why? Because He said, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt. 6:21). Giving is a heart issue that gets to the core of what we believe and what we want to become.
Giving is an act of worship: A tangible response to the incredible generosity of God. We give out of grateful hearts in recognition that God owns everything, and we are to be faithful stewards of all he entrusts to us.
Four Foundational Principles of Giving
- Every believer has a responsibility to support his or her home church financially (Mal. 3:8–10; 1 Cor. 9:7–12; 1 Tim. 5:17–18).
- Every believer should prayerfully consider the Biblical guideline of the tithe (10% of one’s income) as a helpful starting point for learning how to give (Gen. 14:18–20; Mal. 3:8–10; Matt. 23:23).
- Every believer can give Biblically, regardless of income. The amount is not as important as the heart as one gives…regularly, proportionally, generously, sacrificially and cheerfully (Matt. 6:21; 1 Cor. 16:1–2; 2 Cor. 9).
- Every healthy church will go through seasons of sacrificial giving, above and beyond regular giving, to provide for special needs and opportunities. (Ex. 35:4–36:7; Acts 11:27-30).