Text: Malachi 3:10, Romans 12:1
God is not in need of our resources to fulfill His purpose on earth but in our submission and obedience.
What HE desires and values is the heart that overflows with gratitude and thanksgiving to God such a
heart gives generously, willingly and cheerfully in response to the love and grace that abound in Christ-2
Corinthians 2:6-8. God expect more than Tithes from new testament believers, you are to live above
Tithes, offer yourself to God and offer it all to HIM.
* What to give? First-fruit is a principle of what is first and best to us not a left over. Exodus 23:16,
34:22, Leviticus 2:12-14, 2 Chronicles 31:5, Proverbs 3:9, Romans 12:1
*Where to give and to whom? Who is your Mechizedec? Who feeds and oversee you or your Spiritual
Father? Where are you blessed or labored upon? Where has the Lord led you to? Genesis 14:20, 1
Corinthians 9:4-14, Luke 10:1-7, Luke 8:3, 2 Chronicles 31:5,Romans 15:25-28,1 Corinthians 16:1-2,
Galatians , 6:6-7,1Corinthians 16:1, Romans 15:27,Philipians 4:5-7
*How to give? 1 Corinthians 16:2 (Ability), James 1:5 (wisdom), 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (cheerfully)
*Purpose of tithing and Offering: -Build, maintain and operate the work of the ministry. It provides
operating funds for all units of the work. Help the mission programs -Care for the needy, poor, widows
and orphans –Ministers of God/Laborers of the work Acts 2:45, Romans 15:25-27, 1Corinthians 9:11-12,
1Timothy 5:18, Philippians 4:15-16
Tenth of your finances is a good standard in giving but the early church did not focus on percentage but
yielding their all to God and giving to meet the needs of God’s work and the workers which may include
giving more than a tenth. Acts 4:34-37

Niyi Olaeye, President @ Benelohim Initiative, an Umbrella body of The Stream of Life ministries and Jesus Club…2348136410423,oluwaniyiolaleye@gmail.com


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