Financially Support Your Church


This is Clark Tanner with a one-minute encouragement.

One of the pressures of being a pastor is always thinking about on Monday morning the amount of the offering.

Whenever I think about the offering on Monday morning, I think about, “Did we meet budget?” In fact, the way to finance this can really weigh heavily upon a pastor. Bills have to paid. Staff are counting on their paychecks. Missionaries need their support.

And so, as followers of Jesus, we have a responsibility to be able to support the ministries that we are a part of in a local church.

So, here’s a question for you. When the offering plate is passed, are you a tipper or are you a tither?

Tithing is when you give 10 percent of the money that you earn back to the Lord. Maybe some of you are saying, “I can’t really tithe right now.” So, here’s my suggestion to you. Begin at some point. But at the same time, be thinking about working your way up to becoming a tither.

The Bible is very clear about the importance of our generosity and our giving unto the Lord. In fact, the Bible says in 2 Corinthians, the ninth chapter, beginning in Verse 6, it says, “Remember this that whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly. And whoever sowed generously will also reap generously, for each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give not reluctantly or under compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver.”

Did you hear that? God loves a cheerful giver.

So, the next time that the offering plate is passed in front of you, give with a cheerful attitude knowing that you are a part of God’s work. Be thankful that you have the money to give. And never forget that God loves a cheerful giver.

Let’s all be concerned about the weekly budget and the budget being met.

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