Jesus spoke more about our relationship with money than any other topic. Giving is a part of our worship and DNA. We believe giving cheerfully and sacrificially is an act of worship that blesses the giver as much as the receiver.
各人要隨本心所酌定的，不要作難，不要勉強，因爲捐得樂意的人是神所喜愛的。 - 哥林多后書 9:7
Among many reasons the scriptures give us for why we should give, one that should move your heart most directly, is because it makes us more like Christ. Being a disciple of Christ is becoming more like him: in attitude, appearance, and heart.
耶穌叫門徒來，說；“我實在告訴你們，這窮寡婦投入庫裏的，比眾人所投的更多。 因爲，他們都是自己有餘，拿出來投在裏頭；但這寡婦是自己不足、把他一切養生的都投上了。 - 馬可福音 12:43-44
Giving is absolutely essential to following Christ.
When we give out of love for Christ, and with a generous heart, it causes many changes within us. Here are a few verses to think about:
- To direct our attention and heart matters directly to our Creator. (Matthew 6:21)
- To acknowledge and confess that all things belong to him. (I Chronicles 29:11-12)
- To submit and trust everything to God. (Deuteronomy 14:22-23)
Scripture is very clear: God wants us to give sacrificially and he wants us to give with Joy. At FBCC, we believe giving represents an opportunity to stretch our faith and according to Malachi 3:10, it is a chance for us to test the goodness of God.
WAYS TO GIVE
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