Sermon – Give what is RIGHT, not what is LEFT

by Mark Thomas

Here is a short follow up to my sermon last week, with the main points.

The primary motivation for giving to the local church is – because you have a close relationship with Jesus.

Secondly – be practical. However, I’m not sure I was practical enough. So, here are three hot practical tips.

1. Decide whether you want to give. If you love Jesus, you will want to. If you feel ‘guilty’ you’ll want to (although that is not a good reason to give).

2. Decide how much you are going to give (5%, 10% 20% from net income, gross income, assets, weekly, fortnightly, monthly) – whatever you decide, just do it – find a process that enables it to happen e.g.. Standing Order, Direct Debit, monthly cheque.

3. Forget about how much you are giving until this time next year, then reconsider it again.

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