“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. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:7-8
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
Sharing our resources with other Christians and those in need has been a central part of Christianity since the very first days of the early church. Part of our worship is expressed in giving back to the Lord from the income with which He has blessed us. We often hear the expression “if this ministry’s been a blessing to you, we’d appreciate your support”. While this is certainly a logical response, our giving should be more than simply “paying for services”; our offerings are first to bless and honor God, and second to support and participate in the ministry of the gospel.
WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES
(1) regularly, (2) from the first part of our earnings, (3) in proportion to our income, (4) cheerfully, and (5) freely, not as a result of compulsion or pressure. You can support One Love Ministries in a significant way by investing in God’s plan to reach people with the transforming message of God’s grace. You become part of God’s provision and an answer to prayer as you participate in helping the Gospel go forward in our community. May the Lord continue to bless you as you invest His resources into His Kingdom.