I am writing briefly to our entire congregation during this time of Stewardship Emphasis at First Christian Church. I want to express appreciation for your faithfulness over the years in generous giving of Tithes and Offerings.
It is evident that the Hand of God is upon this congregation. The obvious tangible evidence is all around us!
Many of our members and adherents can testify to the faithfulness of God in their own lives as they have given to the Lord a Tithe (tenth) of their income to their local church. Numerous verses in the Old Testament refer to the practice of tithing. Jesus Himself in the New Testament told of the importance of tithing when He rebuked the Hypocritical Pharisees. Luke 11:42 – But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.