SFL G.I.G. (God is Generous)CFC SFL COVENANT RETREAT TALK FIVELIVING IN A CHRISITAN COMMUNITYCFC SFL COVENANT RETREAT TALK FOUR
We are to give back to God our treasure.
The tithe consists of TEN PERCENT (10%) of an individuals income after taxes from whatever source (wages, rents, investments, business, inheritance, etc.)
The tithe is given to the immediate body of Christ of which one is a part, and where one draws support for ones Christian life.
Through tithing, we acknowledge God as owner of our resources and admit that we are only stewards.
Tithing expresses that our life, our security, all blessings and happiness reside in God and not in our possessions.
Tithing is a concrete expression of gratitude to God.
Tithing is a reflection of our concern for others, because our contributions are used for Gods work and to spread His kingdom.
Tithing indicates the condition of our hearts and the extent of our conversion in the Lord. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and try me in this, says the Lord of hosts: Shall I not open for you the floodgates of heaven, to pour down blessings upon you without measure? Malachi 3:10
Tithing teaches us to be more generous
Tithing teaches us to be more simple
Tithing opens the door to otherobedience in our lives
Tithing teaches us to be more dependent to God
Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38
Teaches us to support the mission.
GIG stands for God is Generous. It is our response to our covenant to help and support our community, CFC FFL, in its mission.SFL GIG
Remember, where your treasure is, there your heart is also. Matthew 6:21
WRITING ACTIVITYWrite down your monthly salary / income.
2.Write down the things that you spend monthly (this includes shopping, cellphone load, savings, soft drinks, fare, etc.).
What spending are needs? What spending are just wants? Are they willing to sacrifice a little to help the mission?
How much are you willing to commit monthly?
SFL G.I.G. (God is Generous)CFC SFL COVENANT RETREAT TALK FIVE