giving

We love to give! We have learned first hand that when we give to God willingly and cheerfully, He, in turn, is free to bless us.

Here’s what the Bible says about giving:

Everything we have – everything we own – comes from God. James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

Jesus promised in Luke 6:38: “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

We are blessed when we give. It is a Kingdom principle. When we freely give to God, we receive freely from Him. When we give, we are simply offering to Him a small portion of the abundance He has already given to us. Our giving is an expression of our thankfulness and praise to God. Giving comes from a heart of worship. We, here at FPC Baton Rouge, are worshippers. Therefore, we are givers.