A question that I am asked a lot in my roll as a Pastor. Of course everyone has heard the story in the old testament about the ten percent rule. That is always a good rule to follow if you are going to tithe on a regular basis. Then folks ask me if that should be ten percent of their gross pay or their net pay. I ask them if they want a gross blessing or a net blessing.
In the new testament what we call tithing is treated a little different. In fact tithing, as far as giving money to Gods Church wasn’t a normal practice in early america until early 1900’s. There wasn’t a lot of money changing hands back in the early years of america. Everyone looked out for each other and took care of each other as well as taking care seeing that church had a building and everything it needed.
In the new testament we have lots of examples of giving a portion of what God has blessed you with back to God’s church. second Corinthians chapter 9 talks about giving back to God. I always teach that how much you give is between you and God. In our ministry we don”t ask for tithes but at the same time as our ministry needs something our members always step up to the plate. Also when we are called to help someone else our members always send in money to help. I am so proud of them all. But most importantly God is proud of them each and everyone.
I will be teaching more on this so very important subject on this coming sunday night in our church.If you would like to join us you can call in at 712 432 3900 and when prompted simply enter conference number 431167#. You can either just listen in or you can join in the conversation. Until then May God Bless You All.