Finance / Stewardship
What Does God Have to Say About Giving?
6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.
“But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.
“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’
“In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.
Interested in Learning More About the Life Changing Joy of Giving?
Randy Alcorn's "The Treasure Principle: Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving" - is an excellent resource. The book includes four weeks of Bible study for individual and group studies.
"Highlighting the infinite value of heavenly treasures over earthly ones, this study will teach you how to collect treasures that will last for all eternity. You will acknowledge God's ownership of all things while accepting your role as His money manager. Six biblical keys will guide you to use your money and possessions to make deposits in heaven. As you get a glimpse of the life-changing joy of giving, you will discover the hidden treasure that awaits those who invest in eternity. And you'll know why you could never be content with less." - LifeWay Church Resources
Linda Roeder - Chairperson