“Now about the collection for God’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made” NIV). 1 Cor.16:1-2
By the way ... You don’t give the tithe, you return it back to God ... It belongs to Him!
There is a cartoon that shows four frames!
1. In the first frame a man looks at a new car!
The salesman says, "10% down and low, low payments for 48 months."
The man asks, "Where do I sign?"
2. In the second frame, the same man looks at a refrigerator!
The salesman says, "Nothing down, and no interest for 12 months."
Again the man asks, "Where do I sign?"
3. Third frame, same man, this time looking a new home!
* The salesman says, "10% down and 30 years to pay."
For the third time the man asks, "Where do I sign?"
4. Fourth frame, same man, this time talking to his pastor!
The pastor says: "Would you please sign this commitment card to give God 10% for the next year?"
The man in horror replies, "What? Tie myself down for 52 weeks? No sir, the future is too insecure. I won’t make a commitment I may not be able to keep!"
Isn’t it funny, that the only people who don’t like the pastor preaching on giving are the people who don’t and won’t give!
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