"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering." (Romans 12:1, MSG)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Word for the Everyday - "Summer of Shorts - Gifts"

Let's continue with our "Summer of Shorts!" This week's video focuses on the third component of our membership covenant - gifts. Now, when we talk about "gifts" we mean more than giving of our financial resources. For example, we also mean giving of our time and of our talents. Still, giving back to God from what God has given to us (tithing) does have quite a lot to do with our membership in the church. 

I've found that tithing is something that many preachers become hesitant or uncomfortable talking about because of the misconception that "money is all that the church cares about." The truth is that our giving is between us and God. This video rightly points to another way for us to look at tithing: We aren't giving God 10%, rather God has given us 90%. I like that. And I like donuts. Enjoy!

Watch the video.

What do the words "extravagant generosity" mean to you as a follower of Jesus?

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