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Grace Fellowship Church
46-01 43rd Ae
Sunnyside, NY 11104


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The Bible offers 3 guidelines when we think about giving: tithe, sacrifice, and responsibility. The tithe guideline points us to believers who were required to give a tenth of their income to the church in the Old Testament. Surprisingly to many Christians, there is no New Testament passage that renounces the call to the people of God to offer a tithe of their earnings. In fact, the only two places where the tithe is mentioned in the New Testament it is affirmed by Jesus as an appropriate act of obedience to God (Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42).

However, in those passages we also receive a challenge from Jesus. The Pharisees were known for how they tithed even “mint, dill, and cumin,” that is, every yield of produce down to the smallest spices. And yet, Jesus says, “you ought to have done these, but not at the neglect of the weightier matters of the law.-justice, mercy, and faithfulness.” In other words, in Jesus’ mind, the tithe is just the beginning.

As followers of Jesus, Christians have made the commitment to submit their entire lives and beings to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. In addition, as followers of the one who lived, died, was resurrected, ascended, and will one day come to restore the work he has begun, we have greater responsibility for generosity this side of the cross.

The Macedonian Christians demonstrate sacrifice. The Bible says “they gave as much as they were able and even beyond their ability”. (2 Cor. 8:3). The responsibility guideline means balance, in Acts 11:29 Christians give “according to their ability”. Planning is necessary for Christians in order to give responsibly.

More important than that we give, is why we give. Giving must be a joyful response to God’s grace! Paul put it this way: “I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love for you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, he became poor, so that through his poverty you might become rich.” (2 Cor. 8:8-9). What a test! Paul says the difference between giving to gain favor with God and true Christianity is that a Christian wants to give as generously as he or she received. You always give effortlessly to those things that give your life meaning.

If GFC is the place where you have the greatest personal accountability and commitment, and if GFC is the place that is feeding and equipping you, we ask you to invest sacrificially into the work God is doing specifically through GFC, making it your priority in giving.