Sunday Service:Conditions to Answered Prayer Pt1

Give Generously

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  • CASH APP to $favorlife

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You can give online to support FavorLife Church by using your Debit Card, Credit Card (all bank cards accepted), Apple Pay, Google Pay, Microsoft Pay, Checking or Savings account by pressing the green "Give Online" button below:

You can also give using the following methods:

        • CashApp to $favorlife. If you have the CashApp app, simply tap here: https://cash.app/$favorlife
        • Zelle to give@favorlife.org  (First Name: FAVORLIFE CHURCH / Last Name: Church)
        • Give by Text. Text Give  using your cell phone to (844)877-5844. You will receive information. Please follow the prompts.

Everything we have has come from You [God], and we give You only what You first gave us! (I Chronicles 29:14 NLT)

FavorLife Church is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donors can deduct contributions made to us under IRC Section 170. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, transfer or gifts under Section 2055, 2016, or 2522.

God promises blessings to those who obey Him in giving. The Bible teaches us to give God generously of all He provides for us and expect Him to respond graciously and generously. When we give to support the Lord’s work, it is giving back what was His to begin with. All that we have, or hope to have, comes from God. The Bible says that God is the supplier of everything. It teaches us to always put God first in our lives.

You can give online to support FavorLife Church by using your Debit Card, Credit Card (all bank cards accepted), Apple Pay, Google Pay, Microsoft Pay, Checking or Savings account by pressing the green "Give Online" button below:

You can also give using the following methods:

      • CashApp to $favorlife. If you have the CashApp app, simply tap here: https://cash.app/$favorlife
      • Zelle to give@favorlife.org  (First Name: FAVORLIFE CHURCH / Last Name: Church)
      • Give by Text. Text Give  using your cell phone to (844)877-5844. You will receive information. Please follow the prompts.

We have made giving simple, and it’s all online! You can give a one-time gift, or give regularly! Contributions can be debited automatically from your Debit or Credit Card,  Checking or Savings account, Apple Pay, Google Pay or Microsoft Pay. Giving online enables you to print or save your giving statements as well as create and edit your recurring contributions.  It's easy to give online,  it saves our ministry processing time and money, and your information is secure and confidential. Click the "green Give Online" button below to give. 

You can also give using the following methods:

  • CashApp to $favorlife. If you have the CashApp app, simply tap here: https://cash.app/$favorlife
  • Zelle to give@favorlife.org  (First Name: FAVORLIFE CHURCH / Last Name: Church)
  • Give by Text. Text Give  using your cell phone to (844)877-5844. You will receive information. Please follow the prompts.

You can donate your non-cash gifts such as stocks and bonds by contacting us.

You can also give using the following methods:

  • CashApp to $favorlife. If you have the CashApp app, simply tap here: https://cash.app/$favorlife
  • Zelle to give@favorlife.org  (First Name: FAVORLIFE CHURCH / Last Name: Church)
  • Give by Text. Text Give  using your cell phone to (844)877-5844. You will receive information. Please follow the prompts.

Deuteronomy 15:10 – "Give generously and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to."

Deuteronomy 16:17 – "Every person shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you."

Proverbs 21:26 – "The righteous gives and does not hold back"

Proverbs 3:27 – "Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it."

Proverbs 11:24-25 – "There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous person  will be prosperous, and the one who waters will themself be watered."

1 Chronicles 29:9 – "Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the Lord with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly."

Proverbs 22:9 – "Those who are generous will be blessed, for they give some of their food to the poor."

Malachi 3:10 – "'Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,' says the Lord of hosts, 'if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.'"

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 – "Now this I say, those who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and those who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give just as they have purposed in their heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed."

Luke 6:38 – "Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."

Acts 20:35 – "In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Romans 12:8 - “If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.”

2 Corinthians 9:10 – "Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness."

You can also give using the following methods:

  • CashApp to $favorlife. If you have the CashApp app, simply tap here: https://cash.app/$favorlife
  • Zelle to give@favorlife.org  (First Name: FAVORLIFE CHURCH / Last Name: Church)
  • Give by Text. Text Give  using your cell phone to (844)877-5844. You will receive information. Please follow the prompts.

I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. - Philemon 1:6 NLT

Why We Give

As a church, we believe that we are called to respond to the generosity of the gospel by giving extravagantly to the progress of the gospel in our community and world. Biblical generosity is not about meeting budget needs. It is about a trusting relationship with a living God. We express our faith and love to Him by honoring Him as the source of everything we have. Scriptural giving is performed with regularity, from the first portion of all we are given, as a proportion of our income, cheerfully, and without pressure or manipulation.

Tithing is our starting place in giving. The Bible teaches us about a baseline standard for giving: the tithe (a word that literally means a “tenth”). When we give the first 10% of our income through the local church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others. God also encourages us to give offerings beyond our tithe to specific projects at our local church and to other organizations and causes that we personally believe in.

The Bible talks about the importance and benefits of giving, trusting that “God who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.” 2 Corinthians 9:10 (NIV).  We are to give as we are able, by faith.

Every Christian should diligently pray and seek God’s wisdom in the matter of participating in tithing and/or how much to give. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 (NIV).

Above all, all tithes and offerings should be given with pure motives and an attitude of worship to God and service to the body of Christ. “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV).

Why Tithe?

I. Because God commands it.

“One-tenth of what comes from the land is holy and belongs to the LORD” Leviticus 27:30 (GW)

 

II. Because Jesus commended it.

“Yes, you should tithe, but do not neglect the more important things undone [justice, mercy, faith].” Matthew 23:23 (NLT)

Tithing was the only thing Jesus commended the Pharisees for doing.

 

III. Because Tithing demonstrates that God has first place in your life.

“The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God in first place in your lives.” Deuteronomy 14:23 (LB)

 

IV. Because tithing reminds us that everything we have was given to us by God.

“Remember the Lord your God, for it He who gives you the ability to produce wealth.” Deuteronomy 8:18 (NIV)

 

V. Because tithing expresses my love to the Lord.

“Each of you should bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you.” Deuteronomy 16:17 (NIV)

 

VI. Tithing gives God a chance to prove He exists and wants to bless you!

“Bring the full amount of your tithes to the Temple, so that there will be plenty of food there. Put me to the test and you will see that I will open the windows of heaven and pour out on you in abundance all kinds of good things.”  Malachi 3:10 (GNT)

Is Tithing Biblical?

Tithing Began Before the Law of Moses Was Introduced

The Law simply regulated the tithe. Abraham gave tithes to Melchizedek, 400 years before the time of Moses and the Law.

“And blessed be God Most High,who has defeated your enemies for you.” Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of all the goods he had recovered” Genesis 14:20 (NLT)

According to Romans 4:12 we are to walk in the footsteps of the faith of Abraham. If tithing was good for him, it should be good for us, too.

“… Abraham is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them … who also follow in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham” Romans 4:12 (NIV)

Tithing Was Commanded and Practiced Under the Law of Moses

“‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” Leviticus 27:30 (NIV)

God says: “I ask you, is it right for a person to cheat God? Of course not, yet you are cheating me. ‘How?’ you ask. In the matter of tithes and offerings. Bring the full amount of your tithes to the Temple, so that there will be plenty of food there. Put me to the test and you will see that I will open the windows of heaven and pour out on you in abundance all kinds of good things.” Malachi 3:8,10 (GNT)

Tithing Was Confirmed by Jesus and Practiced During His Time and Ministry

Jesus says: “… you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees … you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.” Matthew 23:23 (NLT)

Tithing Was Taught and Practiced During The Church Age

“Moses’ Teachings say that members of the tribe of Levi who become priests must receive a tenth of everything from the people …  Although Melchizedek was not from the tribe of Levi, he received a tenth of everything from Abraham. Then Melchizedek blessed Abraham, who had God’s promises.  Priests receive a tenth of everything, but they die. Melchizedek received a tenth of everything, but we are told that he lives.” Hebrews 7:5-6, 8 (GW)

Please note: Melchizedek is a “type of Christ”

Tithing is biblical. It was introduced before the Law of Moses, commanded under the Mosaic law, confirmed and practiced during Jesus’ ministry and practiced during the Church age. As believers we tithe not because we under grace but grace obligates us to live in joyful obedience to God.

Tithing Q & A

1. What should I tithe?

The tithe should come from the first part of what I earn.

“Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income.” Proverbs 3:9 (GW)

 

2. Where should I give my Tithe?

The tithe should be given where I worship.

“Bring the full amount of your tithe to the Temple…” Malachi 3:10 (GNT)

 

3. When should I Tithe?

“On the first day of every week, set aside some of what you have earned and give it as an offering. The amount depends on how much the Lord has helped you earn.” 1 Corinthians 16:2 (LB)

Basically, we should pay our tithes the Sunday following payday. If we have the means to send our tithes via online giving, we should utilize that and send our tithes any day as soon as we receive God’s financial blessings.

 

4. What is the difference between “Tithe” and an “Offering”?

A tithe is 10% of your total income. An offering is anything you give in addition to your tithe, such as gifts for special projects, Building Fund, etc. Tithing is God’s minimum standard, the starting point. As God prospers you, you will want to give more.

 

5. Does our tithe all have to go to our church or can part of it go to a Christian ministry or other causes?

“Bring the full amount of your tithes to the Temple, so that there will be plenty of food there …” Malachi 3:10 (GNT)

Yes, based on the storehouse principle in Malachi 3:10 a believer’s primary giving, which is the tithe (10% of income) should go to his or her local church. After that any “additional offerings” can go to other Christian causes as he or she chooses.

 

6. Faithful Tithing Produces an Uncommon Blessing from God

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe, ” says the Lord Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.” Malachi 3:10-12, NIV

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