Tithing, offering and giving part 2
Last week we learned the difference between tithing, offering and giving. Tithing is the giving of 10% of your income to your local church that you are a member of. Offering was that which is presented in divine service; an animal or a portion of bread or corn, or of gold and silver, or other valuable articles, presented to God as an atonement for sin, or as a return of thanks for his favors,…Continue
Tithing, offering and giving
This is a topic that brings a lot of confusion discussion and argument amongst Christians. There is lot of unnecessary guilt that can be associated with tithing, offering and giving. First let’s distinguish between them, tithing and offering and giving. Tithing is a giving of the first fruits of your income. (First fruit- the first fruits of the crop: - first fruit (-ripe [figuratively), hasty…Continue
Doing it for God?
When a person feels like they have found their calling they often feel like that’s what God has put them on earth to do. We feel like we need to do this for God. I believe that our calling is a wonderful gift from God, but a lot of times we make that our god. We use our calling to define our identity and not who we are as Christians, sons of God. We as men, especially, shape our whole life around our work. We look to our calling to bring us happiness,…Continue
Should I rent or buy?
At some point in our lives we all have this question. Half of the people you talk to say rent and the other half say buy. Every situation is different and there is no one size fits all when it comes to this question. Let’s talk about a few of the issues that can arise from this question and help answer some of the problems you may run across. I will agree with most folks out there that, now is a good time to buy a house. This is true only if…Continue
Is it time for a change?
We often do the same things day in and day out, year in and year out, and become comfortably numb to the way we live. A lot of the things we do we may not enjoy such as our job and the way we handle our money. We keep on going to our place of work and instead of enjoying it we just learn to endure the day. This also affects the way we handle our finances. When we are not happy in our daily work routine we will try to find something…Continue