Giving is important!
Maybe you are asking “Why?” “Why is our giving so important?” Do you realize that when you give your tithes and offerings, you are giving to the mission and work of Christ in the world, but more importantly you are giving as an act of worship to the sovereign creator of the universe. That is who you are giving for and giving to!
He is the one who truly possesses all things, even our finances. I know for some that is hard to believe … but not for us … His children.
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, - Psalm 24:1
When we read a passage like that, we realize that our giving is about more than just our money, but about our whole lives! Our giving is a gauge of our hearts. When we give we are saying to the world around us that God is more important to us than anything else. We give as an overflow of how He has given to us in Christ Jesus and we do this cheerfully knowing that God is our great provider who knows and supplies all our needs.
Our giving is also important in that it is mightily useful in helping our church keep momentum as a “Go and Tell” force in our community. We pray that our tithes and offerings continue to ensure that FBCW is a light for the gospel in our city.
I want to THANK YOU, First Baptist, for being a church of faithful givers! You love the church, you love the Lord and it shows with your life and your giving. WHAT A GLORIOUS ACT OF WORSHIP TO OUR GREAT GOD!
Let me encourage you to remain faithful as we begin this brief season of “Re-Gathering”. We want to come out of this time of social distancing poised to pick right up with “Go and Tell” ministry just as we were before this time.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. – Philippians 4:19-20