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By Matt Tullos
Stewardship Development Specialist, TBMB
So, your pastor preaches on giving? Thank him. A pastor who invites members to tithe is inviting them into a life-changing, soul-transforming experience that affects every area of their life. In truth, it’s unfair to you if he’s not teaching you about this principle that has changed history in ways we’ll never completely know until we get to heaven!
Here’s the short list of reasons you should be giving a tithe (10 percent of your income) to your local church.
(1) It’s worship. Whether you’re in a church with electric guitars or pipe organs, everybody should have an opportunity to give because from Genesis to Revelation, giving is true worship. Think about what you are doing when you illogically say goodbye to a large slice of your income that you could be using somewhere else, doing something else. You are saying, “Lord, above everything, I believe in You. It all belongs to You! This is a symbol of my complete belief, trust, and dependence on You to be my everything.” [Read more…]