Saturday, September 23, 2017

We Give To The Lord

September 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Newsletter, Pastor Surbaugh Articles

The New Testament Scriptures give us a pattern for supporting the practical work of carrying forth the gospel.  Paul acknowledges that as Christians we are to give ourselves to the Lord – all that we are and all that we have.  Then we give of our means as the Lord provided us (2 Corinthians 8:3-5; 9:9-11).  Paul taught his churches to give liberally from their resources (I Corinthians 9:13-14).  We who benefit from the bodily sacrifice of Christ and from the worship of the Lord by his church have the obligation to contribute to the life and service of the church.  Some Christians are disobedient by neglecting to offer monies to the work of the Lord.  But if we have truly given ourselves, our families, and our destinies into the hands of the Lord, surly we can entrust our pocketbooks to his care.  When we give, we give to the Lord; and through wise oversight the church distributes the monies to sustain the various ministries of the church.

OUR MOTIVATION IS TO EXPRESS HEARTFELT THANKSGIVING AND ADORATION, “FOR GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER”.

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