Arm Twisting (2Cor 9)

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

God has already equipped the church with all the financial resources needed to accomplish all He has called them to do. The only problem is, sometimes we hold on to those resources. What if every single person who attended a church regularly were to join that church? What if every single member attended their church regularly, without fail, unless providentially hindered? What if every person have 10% of their income to the work of the ministry of that church? Well, our world would look much different. You get out what you put in. If you are giving, growing, serving, loving… you’re part of an amazing church. If you’re attending sparingly and waiting on someone else to make you plug-in, you’re probably feeling left-out. There’s no compulsion to invest through your church, but there is an encouragement. You’re never going to truly be satisfied with your church until you’re all-in. Your church isn’t “they” or “them” it includes “you” and “us.” We are in this together!

About John Harris

χian, Jesus saves. μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα, Pastor at Pleasant Heights, PhD (NT) candidate at Midwestern; forever Texan, μολὼν λαβέ; Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Allons-y
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