Home Church (Giving)
• Why do we give?
Jesus was generous.
Cf. Matthew 20:28; John 6:10-13; Philippians 2:4-8; 4:19; 1 John 3:16
We are stewards.
Stewardship won’t impact us until we understand the fact that God is the Creator and
has full rights of ownership.
Cf. Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 16:10-15; 1 Corinthians 3:9
Eternal Investment – love people and use stuff, not use people and love stuff.
• How much do we give?
Malachi 3:10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my
house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the
windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more
Tithe (Hebrew, ma`aser) means a tenth.
Examples of tithing predates the law. Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek (Cf.
Genesis 14:20; Hebrews 7:6); and Jacob vowed unto the Lord and said, "Of all that thou
shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee." (Cf. Genesis 28:20)
Tithing under the law of Moses first occurs in Leviticus 27:30-32.
Cf. Numbers 18:21-28; Deuteronomy 12:5-6, 11, 17; 14:22-23
God ordained the Levites to be the ones to whom the tithe was paid to take care of the
temple and worship elements.
In the New Testament tithing is an example to how individuals should respond to
Cf. 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; 9:1-15
We should be prayerfully intentional with our giving.
• Where does the money go towards?
The poor, oppressed, the ministry.
Cf. Acts 11:29-30; 24:17; Romans 15:26; 1 Corinthians 9:13-14
• Things to consider about corporate giving.
First day of the week.
Cf. 1 Corinthians 16:1-2
Prayerful give what you feel led to the church, keep the rest so you can
prayerfully give to missions and benevolence.
Cf. Exodus 36:1-7; Hebrews 13:16; 1 John 3:17-18; Galatians 6:1-10; 1 Timothy 6:17-