We Give Because God Gave First
Tithing is more than giving. The word “tithe” literally means tenth or 10%. Tithing, or giving ten percent of your income isn’t merely giving something to God…It’s giving back what was His to begin with. All that we have, or hope to have, comes from Him. The Bible teaches us that tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything. It tells us to trust God and always put Him first in our lives.
Scripture says giving is to be viewed as a spiritual act of worship and that it is to be the joy and responsibility of every believer. Giving money to the Lord is not something that we are supposed to view as a burdensome obligation, rather quite the contrary. This is a radical and counter-cultural point of view. Because while the rest of the world worships money as god, we are to worship God with our money.
The Bible teaches that God has called every believer to give regularly, generously, cheerfully, and in proportion to what they have been given. This sacrificial kind of giving makes sense in light of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. As we invest in God’s work, we are lay up treasures in heaven and participate in what the Lord is doing on the earth now. (2 Corinthians 9:7, Matthew 6:20, Proverbs 3:9)
At the end of every year detailed financial statements, listing contributions made online or at the church that year, are mailed out. When you give online you will also be emailed a receipt immediately. If you don’t come to fresh life in person but you listen to messages online and feel called to give above and beyond what you give to your local church we appreciate you partnering together with us!