According to the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 8 and 9, giving is sacrificial. (v 8:3-5) They had to filter their money and make lifestyle adjustments. Giving is a regular lifestyle. (v 8:12) Paul spoke of a readiness and eagerness to give. Giving is done cheerfully. (v 9:7-8) They were glad to give to God first and they loved God the most. He loves a heart who is thrilled with the pleasure of giving.
We practice tithing for the support of Christ’s Body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our increase is the Biblical standard of baseline giving. We always give a portion and sometimes a sacrifice for our Offerings and Funds for church ministries. Giving is an expression of gratitude for what God has done through Jesus, with the emphasis on generosity. The issue should never be about the dollars. It is always about the devotion.
“A tithe of everything you produce belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.”
Leviticus 26: 30
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First Baptist Church of Cypress
9131 Watson St.
Cypress, CA 90630