Christian Giving: Seeking A Healthy View of Giving and Tithing

When it comes to Christian giving, no one passage has caused as much debate as the following Bible verse: Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV) This passage seems to carry many of the same concepts as the following Old Testament verse: Give generously to him and do so without a … [Read more...]

Stewardship: About More Than Money

When a church leader says he is going to talk about stewardship the church automatically expects that the preacher is going to talk about giving and tithing.  Unfortunately, we do a disservice to our churches when we think that stewardship and giving are synonymous terms.  Stewardship includes giving, but is not defined only by giving.  Stewardship has a much broader definition that if properly … [Read more...]