Why we give?
The simple answer is, because God asks us to. If we believe everything we have comes from God in the first place and we are satisfied by Him, then it is easier for us to give cheerfully rather than begrudgingly. Jesus commands us, and James reiterates, that we are to be doers and not just hearers of the word. (Matthew 7:24-27; James 1:22-25)
No one wanders into obedience. Most times, we have to take time to consider what we have read, but also plan for how we can practically obey God's will.
Giving acknowledges God as the giver of everything we have (James 1:17).
Giving reflects our trust that God will provide for us (Matthew 6:19-24).
Giving allows us to be active participants in God's work on earth (2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
What should I give?
In the Old Testament the Bible taught that a guideline for giving is called a tithe (Leviticus 27:30). Jesus explains the purpose for giving, and Paul again later in the New Testament, that giving is not about how much we give, but rather about our hearts as we give (Mark 12:41-44; 2 Corinthians 9:6–7).
What you decide to give is completely between you and God, and is not an easy step if you have never given before. Prayerfully consider what God's Word says and ask for peace and faith as we move towards living our lives with open hands, trusting the Lord.
How can I give?
Giving at Mansfield Bible is simple and secure. Whether you'd like to give a single gift, schedule ongoing giving, or give to particular mission fund. You can use the Give button or follow our text giving instructions below.