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Why Do We Give?

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The New Testament talks about the importance and benefits of giving. We are to give as we are able. (James 1:5). Giving allows Christians to demonstrate that God is more important the the material things on Earth.

Wealth comes in many forms other than financial. Money can buy you a house, but it won’t buy you a home. As Christians we believe that true wealth comes from the love of God. We cannot out give this love, but we can show through our giving that God’s love is more important than material things.

So, why does that mean we give to the Church? Well, Jesus teaches us to be the most generous people on Earth. (Corinthians 9:6). One of the most obvious ways to express that generosity is to tithe. By directing our giving to the Church we assure that organization with the most potential to affect the world has the resources to do good in Jesus’s name. (Ephesians 3:10).

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What Does “Tithe” Actually Mean?

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Tithe simply means tenth. Tithing is mentioned through out parts of the Bible and is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income. It is a tangible way the Bible tells us to express our commitment to God. However, Jesus never in his teachings requires this hard and fast rule in giving. Instead he commands us to give what we are able through efforts of helping others and giving support to the Church. (Luke 6:38; Luke 12:34). Therefore, giving to the Church is one calling in many Jesus gave to Christians. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

Ultimately, tithing is the opportunity to give God thanks, entrust Him with our earnings, and show him that we see past the material. If you would like to read more about tithing in the Bible we recommend these passages: Matthew 6:19-24; Proverbs 3:9-10; and 1 Corinthians 16:1-2.

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