Each month, Liberty Corner Church focuses on a mission partner or a ministry of the church to build awareness and connections. This month, we are focusing on Stewardship with Try-a-Tithe Sunday.
What is a tithe?
A tithe means a tenth. God’s standard for us is to live on 90% of our income and give 10% to God’s kingdom. We get 90%, God gets 10%, to advance God’s kingdom mission on earth. That 10% has been true since Abraham; it’s in the Law of Moses; Jesus reaffirmed tithing—it has been the standard for four thousand years. It’s in the Bible, so it never goes up.
Tithing is a sacrifice. It proves that we trust
God to provide—and God promises if we are faithful, God is faithful. In Malachi,
God says “Test me on this: bring the full tithe, and I will open the windows of
heaven to bless you.” God does not promise a red Lamborghini, but God does
promise a truly abundant life. God provides what people want to get from
money—joy, freedom, security.
What is Try-a-Tithe Sunday?
Trusting God with money seems scary to many people. Our world tells us there might not be enough. Tithing means trusting God to provide. Many Christians have never tried tithing, may have never heard of tithing. Some people give 1%, and have no idea there is a biblical standard. Maybe you’ve never done the math to know what a tithe would be.
On May 2, we will have try-a-tithe Sunday, where we are encouraging you to try tithing for one week. Figure what you earn that week, and give 10% of it that Sunday. No long-term commitment. And no risk: if you have an unexpected bill, we can refund the money from that week. By the way, we always have a Deacon’s Fund if you are in need. No commitment, no risk. On May 2, let's bring the full tithe, and see what God does.
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