Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Gift of Offering

He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)

Tithe and offering is a form of worship to God.
Giving tithe and offering demonstrates our dependence on God and our personal sacrifice.

Tithe and offering helps our church creates opportunities and possibilities for our brethren to grow spiritually.
Tithe and offering also helps to support church ministries and missions.

Offering must be out of a willing heart. 
We must be prepared to give. 
We must set aside the amount of money we are willing to give.

Offering must be out of generousity. 
We must not give grudgingly. 
We must not give because of our obligation to give.

Offering is not according to our means to give.
It is according to our love to our God and His Church.
Offering is according to our generous spirit to love God and His People,
And not because of any merit of ours.

God loves a cheerful giver.
God will recompense you for your generousity. 
He will make all grace abound toward you.

You will have all sufficiency in all things. 
You will lack nothing. 

You may have an abundance of every good work. 
You may have tremendous contentment, success, security, peace, joy and the comfort of His Presence.

2 Corinthians 9:10 is a good reminder: 
It is God who supplies seed to the sower; 
It is God who supplies bread for food. 
God is the Provider of all things to you!

As we seek to give generously, 
God may supply and multiply our means to give, 
He may increase our harvest of the fruits of righteousness! 
God may enrich you in everything for all liberality!

Tithe and offering not only helps our brethren, 
It brings many thanksgivings from our brethren to our God. 
The gift of offering glorifies our God and encourages our brethren in their Christ Walk!

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15)

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