Because God has given so generously to us
We have been rescued from sin and death because God gave his Son to us. So how could those who are his not want to give?
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9
Because the ministry of the gospel costs money
The costs of running a church are considerable – in fact the expenditure of St Peter’s Church was over £xxx per week in 2018. Nearly all of this has to be met by congregational giving. For more people in North Tawton to come to faith in Christ and for us to grow as Christians we need, for example… Functioning buildings to meet in - insured, heated and leak free; resources for children’s work, evangelism and courses; clergy paid and resourced; and much more.
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overﬂowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
2 Corinthians 9: 12
Because God tells us there is blessing in giving
It’s just like sowing seed in the ground. If we don’t sow very much how can we expect to reap very much. That is not to say if we give all our money away we will automatically get it all back again at some later stage. No – giving is always sacricial. But it does mean that there is blessing for the giver when they give generously, not least in seeing their gift used to God’s glory.
Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
2 Corinthians 9:6
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