Why Give Back to God?
Regular financial giving to support the work of FBC reflects a grateful heart that desires to give our best back to God. In reality, we are simply being stewards and giving back what is already His. This is our opportunity to show God that He is first in our lives. The Bible teaches us that the purpose of giving is to remind us to always put God first in our lives. Giving an offering is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God’s personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in our lives.
How Should We Give:
Cheerfully not begrudgingly: “…whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
With your heart and eyes on Jesus: “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:1-2).
Trusting: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Regularly: “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made” (1 Corinthians 16:2).
Ways To Give