TithingJesus talked about money more than Hedid Heaven and Hell:CombinedAs a matter of fact He talked aboutmoney more than anything else exceptthe Kingdom of God.11 of 39 parables talk about money.1 of every 7 verses in the Gospel of Luketalks about money.
Tithing: –What you commit to the the Lord. –The first fruitsGiving: –Any donation that is above and beyond your tithing
Tithing• Merriam Websters Dictionary: – “a tenth” – noun or a verb – Up until the 1700’s it was mandatory – Still Mandatory in the Mormon Church – Germany it is still part of income tax
TithingLev 27:30 “One-tenth of what comes fromthe land, whether grain or fruit, is holy andbelongs to the LORD.Psalms 24:1 says "1 The earth andeverything it contains are the LORD’s. Theworld and all who live in it are his.
2 Corinthians 8:1-121 Brothers and sisters, we want you to know howGod showed his grace to the churches in theprovince of Macedonia. 2 While they were beingseverely tested by suffering, their overflowingjoy, along with their extreme poverty, has madethem even more generous. 3 I assure you that bytheir own free will they have given all theycould, even more than they could afford. 4 Theymade an appeal to us, begging us to let themparticipate in the ministry of God’s grace to hisholy people in Jerusalem.
• 5 They did more than we had expected. First, they gave themselves to the Lord and to us, since this was God’s will. 6 This led us to urge Titus to finish his work of God’s grace among you in the same way as he had already started it. 7 Indeed, the more your faith, your ability to speak, your knowledge, your dedication, and your love for us increase, the more we want you to participate in this work of God’s grace. 8 I’m not commanding you, but I’m testing how genuine your love is by pointing out the dedication of others.
9 You know about the grace of our Lord JesusChrist. He was rich, yet for your sake he becamepoor in order to make you rich through hispoverty. 10 I’m giving you my opinion because itwill be helpful to you. Last year you were notonly willing to take a collection but had alreadystarted to do it. 11 So finish what you began todo. Then your willingness will be matched bywhat you accomplish 12 with whatevercontributions you have. Since you are willing todo this, remember that people are accepted ifthey give what they are able to give. Goddoesn’t ask for what they don’t have.
Tithing• Tithing is about mission not mindset.• Tithing is about eternity not expenses.• Tithing is about a decision not desires.• Tithing is about faith not finances.• Tithing is about commitment not circumstances.
Vision Statement Black Forest Chapel is a Christcentered church where He will be worshipped, taught and proclaimed to Black Forest and the World by providing the Word, Worship, Warmth, and Witness
Senior Pastor1. Average Attendance of 120 people for 3 straight months2. Have $100,000 in the bank