What does the Bible say?
Tithing and offerings are principles that are taught throughout the entire Bible. When we give to the work of the Church, we are putting legs to our faith by actively, habitually placing God first in our lives. It is a Jesus-follower’s way to thank God for His provision, to sustain our trust in Him, even to curtail our own greed. It is also the primary way the Gospel is shared in our city.
The bottom line is that as we grow in our relationship with Jesus, we strive to become increasingly like him. And because Jesus was generous, we want to grow in our generosity as well.
If you’d like to read more about what the Scriptures have to say about generosity, here are a few helpful passages: Psalm 119:33-36, Proverbs 11:24-25, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 6:19-21, Acts 20:32–35, 2 Corinthians 9:6–8, 1 Timothy 6:17–19.