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We acknowledge that all we have is a gift from God. We believe that, as Christians, our financial giving (as well as giving our time) is part of our response in worship to God.

 

On a practical note we need to give to the church so that our agreed budget can be met. One expression of ownership or belonging in church is to take part by giving. Church means most and is most authentic when we participate rather than observe.

 

Paul teaches on the need to be generous in 2 Corinthians. He commends the church in many areas and challenges them to match their speech, faith and knowledge and prove the sincerity of their love by giving. He bases his appeal to the church on Jesus himself, writing; or you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

 

Jesus demonstrated the sincerity of his love by giving the whole of himself ֠from this Paul teaches that for our love to be sincere we must equally be generous ֠in our care and prayer but also with our money.

 

Read Mark 12.40-42 about the widow’s mite. This is a time when many of us will be facing financial challenges. We need to come before God and seek his guidance on how we can give at this time. However, the Bible teaches us that we should seek to be generous.

 

To hold tightly to Christ is to hold lightly to these things.

 

God bless you in your prayerful response to the financial needs of this church.

 

Download our Gift Aid Declaration and Standing Order Mandate to find out more information.

Download the SBC Legacy Giving Leaflet or speak to our treasurer John Young