Tithes-Offerings

It is the privilege of the
church member to tithe to
their home church and give
offerings over and above.
This act of personal worship is
pleasing to God.”

The Bible instructs us in
the Old Testament that a tithe is
10% of one’s income. While an
argument could be made that tithing
is not required in the New Testament,
we should consider 10% as a minimum.

Jesus teaches that we will reap what we sow.
He teaches that if we give generously,
we’ll reap generously. Please do not confuse
this with a prosperity gospel. There is much
more to reaping than financial gain in the here and now.

Jesus teaches that God loves a generous giver. Our attitude is to be one of cheerfulness. In fact, He prospers us so that we can be generous on every occasion. Jesus tells a parable with the lesson point being “he who is faithful with a little we be entrusted with more”.

Jesus teaches that “where our treasure is, there our heart will be also”. Our bank statements reveal where our heart is inclined.

It is right and proper to support the work of your local church through offerings. This includes a reasonable salary for your pastor and other church workers as the church believes God has called.

Once the church member has tithed, the money has been returned to God and is under the stewardship of the church shepherds. It is improper for the church member to dictate where their tithe goes. Exception is made for offerings for specific needs. Tithes are not dues. Tithing is worship.

The church member should acknowledge that all things in our possession belong to and is from the Lord. He has set a standard that an expression of faithfulness is to return only a small portion of what He gives to us. (2 Corinthians 8-9; Genesis 14)

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians. 9:6,7)

On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come (1 Corinthians 16:2).

for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows” (Malachi 3:10).