Gifts & Tithes
An offering is a free-will supplemental gift to God. When we were under the ordinance of the Law, God required complex rituals involving animal sacrifice and purification rituals. Now, all God wants is our love and our faithfulness. We can express both by sharing ourselves with God. sharing our time, sharing our talent, and sharing our treasure. Giving is often one of the weakest areas of our Christian walk. We can prosper ourselves and our community by making regular and substantive offerings to God.
"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."—1 Corinthians 9:7
Tithing is the act of returning to God a portion of that which God has blessed us with. Tithing is an important ordinance intended to provide for the needs of God's work. It is every Christian's responsibility to tithe, to support their local churches and ministries and the work of the Lord. Tithing is our first duty and the church's first resource for its support and finance. This ministry store is not intended to replace our duty, under God, to support this ministry, as God has ordained:
"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."—Malachi 3:10