Giving In Worship And Obedience
Giving is an act of worship and obedience, a way of outwardly expressing our trust in Jesus and a way to acknowledge that every good gift comes from Him.
We teach about it because many people who are new to our church have never heard these biblical principles nor had the opportunity to deepen their faith by beginning to give of their finances. If you are visiting, you are welcome to give but please feel no obligation. We are simply delighted you are with us today.
Scripture teaches that many promises of God’s blessing are directly connected to the practice of obedient faithful stewardship and generosity. Your heart will also be changed as you learn to give of all the Lord has given to you. You get to be part of God’s work here on earth.
The word “tithe” means tenth part. Tithing is the practice of giving to the Lord at least 10 percent of your income. It is done to honor God and to remind us that He is the ultimate giver.
“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. ” Proverbs 3:9
Tithing is given based on all the financial blessings of your life. The Old Testament teaches the principle of first fruits, giving the best and first, not the leftovers.
The same principle applies to our giving today. We are to give with a full heart reverent toward God, thankful for all the ways He provides for our needs and beyond.
In the New Testament, the apostle Paul said that giving would be used for the ministry and advancement of the gospel.
“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 and 11
“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Luke 6:38
In the Bible the tithe is considered the beginning point, the minimum commitment for someone who is financially faithful. As our faith in God grows and we become more spiritually mature, we pray our generosity will grow as well with cheerful offerings.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:24-25
We desire to give radically and generously. Giving financially is a part of the generosity God’s people express in offerings, sacrifices, gifts, and acts of mercy.
We as believers in Christ are expected to give God of our time and our financial resources, not one or the other.
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!” Malachi 3:10
Ways to Give at Grace
At Sunday Worship: During the offering or by placing your gift in one of the offering boxes as you leave the worship service. If you give cash, you may use an offering envelope so we can record your gifts for tax purposes.
Online: It’s simple and secure to give a single gift or schedule recurring gifts through your bank account (ACH), Debit or Credit Card. By Mail Through your Bank’s Payment services, 450 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Designated Giving: You may give to Elder/church approved Special needs or projects, via a separate check if able as they are separate accounts.
Giving to Mission Trips & Designated Missionary Support or Mission Special Projects
Benevolence Account: Money is used to provide temporary assistance to those in need.
Capital Improvement Giving for needs of the Campus facility or Grounds. A list of needed improvements are available.
Tax Receipts are issued annually or upon request.
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