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Tithes & Offerings

Even More on Tithing

by Wes Bridel on October 22, 2009

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We spoke on Tuesday about whether or not a Believer under the New Covenant should tithe. Today, we’ll talk about where the tithe should go.
“When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the alien, [...]

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Should a Christian Tithe?

by Wes Bridel on October 20, 2009

in Stewardship, Tithes & Offerings

Let’s add a few words about tithing that have come up since we last wrote on the subject. We’re going to address a couple of issues which have come up where maybe we didn’t fully cover them before. We’ve had a few people asking two major questions and while we’ve somewhat answered these [...]

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Where to tithe?

by Wes Bridel on March 16, 2009

in Stewardship, Tithes & Offerings

One final word: you should pray diligently to God for where your tithe should go.
I personally believe that for most everyone it should go to those who are responsible for your growth in the Kingdom. Those pouring into your life spiritually must be supported financially. For most people, that is your local church. [...]

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Tithing, Leverage & Velocity

by Wes Bridel on March 13, 2009

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The tithe can also help us understand a couple of financial principles. We’ll cover these in more concrete ways later, but tithing utilizes both leverage and velocity.
We’ve already spoken about the fact that when we tithe, we are giving something that is not ours to help someone else and in return receiving future benefit. [...]

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Finally (See Level 1 & Level 2), after giving out of duty, and then seeing the blessings of God that flow, you enter the final stage – which is the “Loving to Give” stage. You’re better for it, and you get to be a part of blessing others. Why wouldn’t you want to do [...]

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Many people outside the Church practice tithing (continued from yesterday).
People of other religions do it. I’ve seen modern financial books that I would consider “new age” that promote tithing in some form. They all receive a blessing for doing this. And yet too many of us in the Church look suspiciously at a pastor [...]

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Everyone who is in Christ has been bought by the blood of Christ. You are His. Everything you own has become His. You are only a steward over your money and possessions. Without this, eternity is a curse, and with it, a blessing. He grants you ever increasing love, joy, peace & blessing (this [...]

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God’s Tithe to Us

by Wes Bridel on March 9, 2009

in Stewardship, Tithes & Offerings

In Genesis, God gave us a picture of what was to come. He promised Abraham that even though he was extremely old he would have children and build a nation of people from him and eventually bless the world through him. Abraham waited and got even older. He eventually did have Isaac. [...]

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Our temptation is to look at our own circumstances and decide that they are too difficult and to say that God understands your reasons for not tithing. Please understand that Satan tells everyone this when they’re not in the habit of tithing. By following the wrong master you’re are not [...]

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What it Means to Tithe

by Wes Bridel on March 5, 2009

in Stewardship, Tithes & Offerings

In the OT, stewardship is mainly embodied in the Mosaic Law, where the tithe, or first-fruits, are set apart from the yearly increase of one’s possessions, be it of the flock, or crops in the field: “Thus all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the [...]

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