In the Old Testament, God instituted the TITHE, calling His people to give a portion of their belongings back to Kingdom work.
(Lev. 27:30, Num. 18:26, 2 Chron. 31:5).
Upping The Ante
The New Testament Church upped the ante, sharing ALL of their belongings with each other (Acts 4:32). Our resources are from the Lord and belong to the Lord. We gladly surrender them for Kingdom gain.
Each time we deposit money in the offering plate or alternatively by internet banking, we are loosening our grip on our individual purse strings and providing ourselves with purses that will never fade (Lk. 12.34).
When we give in the local church, our impact on our Community is collective and progressive.
Bill Hybels – The Local Church is the Hope of the World
As you give through our church, think of yourself as a runner, responsible for a single lap in a long and high stakes race. The baton that was passed from Christ to Peter to Paul to John and St Francis to St Patrick to John and Charles Wesley to Charles Spurgeon to Billy Graham and to Bill Hybels has also been passed to you.
For a brief moment, you get to run with that same baton in the great relay. A single life, a single lap, a brief moment of time - don’t drop it, don’t fumble your pass to the next runner.
The local church, though operated by flawed and broken people, will remain the epicentre of individual and cultural transformation until Christ returns. May we be a people who faithfully invests in one of the best things Christ has already given us - the local church.
Muchas Gracias, Mi Amigo (Much Grace My Friend)