HOW WE GIVE
Another wonderful day at Grand View Baptist Church. People saved, baptized, and joining the Church. A great crowd and a wonderful spirit among the whole church. We come to Church with expectancy and it is a huge blessing! I just love our church! God is so good to us and has blessed us so richly. Here is a truth to share with you today:
HOW WE GIVE- In I Cor. 16:2, it tells us three things about how we are to give: WHEN- "Upon the first day of the week". This is Sunday by anyone's calendar! God wants us to give weekly. I get paid twice a month, but I give tithes and offerings every week. The first Sunday, I give my tithes and some offerings. On the second Sunday, I give my missions offering and more offerings, and then this is repeated as I'm paid again. If I have three Sundays before I get paid (five Sundays in one month), then I give more offerings on that Sunday. I will usually give about 30% of my income each month. WHO- "let every one of you lay by him in store," All of us should be giving to the work of the LORD. "Every one" means just that! Whether we have little or much, all of us have something to give to God's work. Giving is not about resources, it is about a heart for God. We give out of our love for the Savior. This is the supreme reason we do all that we do in the Christian life. HOW MUCH- "as God hath prospered him". This is how we give. We can only give after that God has prospered us. He has to give to us so that we can give back to Him! We give according to God's prospering us. I believe that all of us should give at least 10% of our increase to the Lord's work through the local church. I know of those who disagree, but I'll speak on what I believe. This verses tells us: WHEN, WHO, and HOW MUCH.
Have a blessed day!! Pastor Mike Mutchler