17 Bible Verses About Giving To The Church

Bible Verses About Giving To The Church
The Church can be described as a building where Christians commune to perform religious rites of worship to God. In a deeper context, the Church is a congregation of people with the same motive of believing and worshipping God in Spirit and truth.
Anybody the Holy Spirit has visited is a part of the Church, irrespective of his denomination. The Church structure or building does not receive salvation; instead, it is people who love, exalt and share the Gospel of God.
As Christians, we are supposed to give to the Church, our fellow Christian brethren. We need to practice the art of giving to the Church by supporting, educating, and raising one another in the wisdom and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Bible Verses about Giving to the Church

I want to share with you 17 Bible Verses about giving to the Church because when you look at it from God’s perspective, everything we know about giving to the Church changes from our understanding of the concept.

Knowing the benefit of giving to the Church will make you realize that kindness and blessings will be an eternal portion of your life. You will be eager to give offerings, tithes, seeds, gifts, and free will donations not out of compellation but out of volition.

 Proverbs 11:24-25 – He who withholds doesn’t have enough

There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.

Proverbs 11:24-25 (NIV)

Proverbs 11_24-25

God wants us to give because it demonstrates that we acknowledge him as our faithful Lord and master.

God promises to bless us over our contributions and in proportion to the amount we contribute. However, if we withhold our gifts out of a stingy spirit, we prevent God from blessing our lives.

 

 Proverbs 21:26b – The righteous gives freely

…the righteous gives and does not hold back.

 Proverbs 21:26b (NIV)

Proverbs 21_26B

Giving is important because we will be rewarded when we give abundantly to God and others. A believer is charitable and is not selfish toward giving. This giving is not just a result of our devotion to God; it is also made possible by the grace of God.

The righteous person uses money and belongings responsibly to advance the Gospel because they know they are stewards of everything God has given them.

 

Proverbs 22:9 – The generous are blessed

He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.

Proverbs 22:9 (NIV)

Proverbs 22_9

We are encouraged to give because the Lord knows we will be blessed if we give liberally to him and others. Giving is a challenging kingdom concept since it benefits the donor more than the recipient.

We are to share our food with the needy not so that God will bless us with wealth and prosperity in this life but rather so that we can show forth the character and love of Christ to the glory of God.

 

Malachi 3:10 – Give to the Church by becoming an ardent tither

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.”

Malachi 3:10 (NIV)

Malachi 3_10

According to this verse, we should give to our local Church since it serves as a place to learn about God’s Word and grow spiritually. Commit to giving to the Lord through a church community if you aren’t already doing so. Give consistently and faithfully.

God promises to reward your dedication. If a tenth sound considerable, think about making it a goal. At first, giving might seem like a sacrifice, but you’ll soon see its benefits.

 

Matthew 6:3-4 – Give in secret and be rewarded.

But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

Matthew 6:3-4 (NIV)

Matthew 6_3-4

In this verse, Jesus makes a point regarding the reasons we give. He advises against giving to gain attention from others and therefore receive praise from them.

To put it another way, we don’t want to donate because of the benefits we might obtain, such as people thinking more highly of us or complimenting us, or getting special treatment due to our generosity.

According to Jesus, trading in an everlasting reward for a temporary one means that your motivation for giving is to draw attention to oneself. Whether people are aware of your generosity is less significant. Considering your intentions for telling others about your charity is essential.

 

 Mark 12:41-44 – Give abundantly

And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.

Mark 12:41-44 (NIV)

Mark 12_41-44

The size of the offering does not determine its worth in God’s eyes. According to the passage, the widow’s “fraction of a cent” was worth far more because she donated everything she had, even if the wealthy gave vast sums. It was a costly offering.

Our sacrifice is worthless if we contribute merely to please other people or out of stinginess towards God. Rather than what we give, Jesus is more interested and pleased with how we offer.

 

Bible Verses about Giving to Build the Church

Many of us are probably in churches undergoing a building project. When it comes to contributing to building the Church, there are spiritual principles we need to learn.

If we are not acquainted with these principles, our giving would be equivalent to secular fundraising campaigns where the emphasis is on the quantity given and the amount of time it takes to attain the goal.

We should learn that by studying the following Bible Verses about giving to build the Church, we will know that God is not interested in how much we offer him but why we provide is more important than how much we give.
Why should we give up our resources for church building?; is the fundamental question before exploring these Bible Verses.

1 Chronicle 29:1-19

Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the Lord God.  Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold…..

1 Chronicles 29:1-19 (KJV)

1 Chronicles 29:1-19

God will prioritize constructing our house once we make building His house a priority. Our efforts will be in vain if we concentrate solely on our requirements and construct only our own homes.

Despite our best efforts, we never seem to have enough. Even though we save, we never have a lot of extra money.

God must determine the level of prosperity in our life. To construct God’s house, we must offer all we have. Then we will constantly be satisfied with beautiful things and have our fill.

 

Matthew 16:18 – The gate of hell will not defeat the Church

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 16:18

Matthew 16_18

 

We labor with the Master Builder rather than constructing the Church alone!
No evil shall prevail because Jesus is the rock on which his Church will be erected.

Since God will also help us build our house when we donate to his project, we may help him build his house by doing the same. Everything we possess was given to us by God. We offer him the abundance he has already given us when we donate.

 

1 Chronicle 29:3 – Have affection to build the Church

 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house.

1 Chronicles 29:3 (KJV)

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People passionate about serving God won’t hesitate to invest their time, money, or other resources. When our offerings are motivated by love, God is pleased.

Those who focus on the above will emphasize God’s house, where the pathway to heaven is located. We must work for God with all our power, or we will accomplish nothing.

 

1 Chronicle 29:6-7 – Offer to the Church building willingly

Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king’s work, offered willingly, And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.

1 Chronicles 29:6-7 (KJV)

1 Chronicles 29_6-7

We must fill our hands with the Lord’s service and make serving God our job. Those who devote themselves to serving God will be extremely busy since there is work for the entire man in that service. Filling our hands with God’s service suggests we should only help him generously and in the power of his grace.

 

 Proverbs 28:27 

He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

 Proverbs 28:27 (NIV)

When you see a needy person, what do you think? YouYour attitudes, words, and deeds significantly impact your future living with the needy and will not harm us. You will prosper! Because God works up supernaturally, think mathematically.

To your poverty, reject it or disregard it. Giving to the needy is lending to the LORD, and He will undoubtedly reward us for our generosity.

 

1 Chronicle 29:14-16 

But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee. For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding. O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.

1 Chronicles 29:14-16(KJV)

The more we work for God, the more we owe him for the privilege of being employed in his service and for his mercy which makes it possible for us to serve him in any capacity. All praise for all good deeds, whether carried out by us or others, must go to God.

Serving God faithfully is undoubtedly the greatest incredible pleasure in the world. However, we must not let our deeds or the good deeds of others be an object of our arrogance or flattery.

Bible Verses of Church Growth

The reason people give offerings and tithes or perform services is the true actual behind church growth. Everyone has to Give with the same motive wh provide invaluable assistance to enhance the Church’s growth.

Nevertheless, God’s work will continue even when some people are selfish because God said he would raise stones to work for him without anyone. It means that no matter what, church growth can never suffer stagnation.

Acts 2:47

Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Acts 2:47 (KJV)

This Bible Verse identifies focused evangelism and discipleship as the cause of church growth. The Gospel was read when the congregation loved God and their neighbor.

The spiritual favor of God, steadfast pastoral and Church leadership, and a congregation dedicated to loving God and others are all necessary for church growth.

 

Matthew 16:18

“And I tell you that you are Peter,[a] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it.”

Matthew 16:18 (NIV)

God is the eternally strong rock on which the Church and all true believers are built. He is the source of our faith, hope, and everlasting happiness, and his existence will never end. The gates of hell will never be able to shut it down.

 

John 12:32

“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

John 12:32 (NIV)

Every person has been allowed to accept God’s promise of salvation; all they need to do is choose to put their faith in Jesus Christ. All races of inhumanity are included in God’s plan of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, as many as the Lord our God calls from among them.

Therefore our plan for church growth is to bring all races of humanity, regardless of race or nationality, to serve God, and w; would not be selective of our target audience.

 

1 Corinthians 3:11

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:11 (NIV)

No one else is permitted to lay any other foundation for the Church. The Church will, therefore no,t be supported by anything other than Jesus Christ. One’s faith must be based on Jesus alone,  any person or thoughts.

Faith in Jesus is where the Gospel, the good news from God about being saved from sin, begins and ends. Nothing can be changed or eliminated without the message ceasing to be the Gospel.

 

Acts 9:31

Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.

Acts 9:31 (NIV)

The Holy Spirit comforts His people as Christ comforted the disciples among His many other ministries in the lives of Christian Believers because He is the Spirit of truth and thee.

He is both the Love Spirit and the Joy Spirit. He is also known as the Spirit of Life and Peace. He is the Spirit of comfort as well as the Spirit of knowledge and grace. This was an era when the Church expanded,d the believers continued to be built up in fear of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Conclusion

Beloved, if anyone believes they should be spared, excused, or exempted from donating to God by giving to the Church, then let them also be ignored from Loving God.

Because God expects the best from us, we must contribute to God, and everything we possess ultimately belongs to God, let every member of God’s family in Life Church—young or old, adults, youths, and children—learn to give to God out of a willing heart.

 

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