Why we Give

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Giving is one of the central themes in the Bible. Jesus talked more about this subject than Heaven, Hell or prayer. To understand what it means to be a Christ-follower, we must also understand what it means to be a giver.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

The first of everything belongs to God. We find this principle all through Gods Word. Tithing, giving God the first ten percent of our income, is the primary way we acknowledge that God is first. (Proverbs 3:9,10).

KNOW GIVING, KNOW LIFE

Giving is the antidote for materialism. Whereas the tithe is giving ten percent of your income to the local church, an offering is given out of the ninety percent of your income. Therefore the offering is giving over and above the tithe. The Bible says that by giving generously we are able to take hold of the life that is truly life. You arent really living unless you are freely giving. (I Timothy 6:18,19)

THE TREASURE TEST

Giving is the only area in the Bible where God invites us to test Him. Give your tithe (the first 10% of your income) to God and see if He does not open the floodgates of heaven to bless you in ways that you never dreamed possible. (Malachi 3:10)

AN ETERNAL INVESTMENT

Even when the stock markets down, you can make an investment that pays dividends for a lifetime and beyond. By investing in the life-changing message of Jesus, you can leverage your money for eternal purposes. (I Timothy 6:7)

SUPPORT

We offer online giving for your convenience. If you have questions, please contact Robin Allen at robin@flwc.org