SERMON ON THE AMOUNT
Jesus preached the “Sermon On The Mount” (Mt 5,6 & 7). But what does the Bible say about THE AMOUNT of money I should give to Him? What sum of money am I to “set aside” to contribute “on the first day of the week?” (I Cor 16:1-2; 2 Cor 9:6-7). This verse commands Christians in Corinth and in other churches to plan giving: Purpose, Personal, Provident, Proportional, and Preventive. PURPOSE: Plan to give “on the first day of the week,” the regular day of Christian assemblies. PERSONAL: “Each one of you,” not just the rich, but every believer. PROVIDENTIAL: God provides blessings to each one. PROPORTIONAL: Give to Him “in keeping with your income,” that is, make the gift in proportion to how much I earn. PREVENTIVE: So that no special collections will be necessary when needs arise in benevolence, assemblies, evangelism. What about the amount? God required giving from the first family (Cain and Abel). Abraham and Jacob gave a tithe (10%) of all they had, long before the Mosaic law required tithing (Lev 27:30-33; Dt 14:22-29). We “rob God” by failing to give cheerfully (Hos 3:7-10). Tithing Today? Ask for booklet.