There is a cartoon of two people walking down the road when one says to the other “If God loves a cheerful giver, why are you supposed to give until it hurts!” Perhaps J.C.Ryle’s quote would be better when he said “A giving Saviour should have giving disciples”
We might be reluctant to discuss the subject of money but the Bible is not shy in talking about the need for cheerful giving. Joyful generosity is …
A MARK OF GOD’S GRACE
Read 2 Corinthians 8:1-4. The Macedonian churches were models of cheerful giving. They gave generously, sacrificially and eagerly.
A PRELUDE TO GOD’S BLESSING
Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-10. When we give to God we get a great return from him!
A REFLECTION OF GOD’s HEART
Read 2 Corinthians 8:9 and 9:15. How much should we give? A tithe or 10%? The New Testament benchmark is much higher than 10%. If we are to imitate Jesus we are to give 100% and regard everything we have as belonging to God.
You can click here and read some more about giving in our booklet on ‘Cheerful Giving’. And if you want to know how you can give to the work at Woodgreen click here to pick up the details. Print out the form, complete it and then send it to the church marked for our Treasurer’s attention. And thank you for supporting us in this way.