The church’s financial need is less important than the need for each of us, as children of God, to honor him with our substance. God has given us everything. He is our life, our hope, our future. Giving to him is one of the ways his people worship him and express their thanksgiving for his boundless love and grace.
The church has needs, of course, and the need is great. The church depends on these offerings as an important part of the budget. But our giving is not a response to an obligation of the law. By God’s grace, our giving is an expression of our love for God, our thankfulness for his grace and love through Jesus Christ.