Biblical Guidelines

Christians are to Give...

  • in response to God’s love (2 Cor. 9:15).

  • according to the principle of “first-fruits” (1 Cor. 16:1). In other words, give to God first, not at the end.

  • and Trust God (2 Cor. 9:8-10).

  • with a view toward eternity (Matthew 6:19-20).

  • without desire for personal recognition (Matthew 6:1-4).

  • as the Lord prospered them (2 Cor. 8:11-12).

  • generously (2 Cor. 9:6-7).

  • cheerfully (2 Cor. 8:1-7; 9:7).

  • systematically (I Cor. 16:1).

  • according to the need (2 Cor. 8:13-15).

  • and follow Christ’s pattern of sacrifice (2 Cor. 8:9; Hebrews 12:2-3).

 

* These guidelines were taken and adapted from C.C. Thomas’ book, Life in the Body of Christ