Category: The Church, Stewardship
Speaker: Jason Williams
In this sermon, we looked at Malachi 3:6-12 and saw how God confronted Israel's unfaithfulness in tithing. God begins by reminding Israel of His unchanging character and nature then confronts them about robbing Him through their neglect of tithes and offerings. God challenges them to bring the full tithe into the storehouse so there may be provisions for ministry. The principle of the tithe is that God provides more than enough for His people to live off 90% and give the additional 10% to provide what is needed for His Church. God has not promised to make His people rich; He promises that when His people bring the full tithe to the storehouse in wholehearted worship, He will provide for them until there is no more need. Not only that, God also promises that His provision for those who tithe will become a testimony to the nations. This is God's promise for the Church today: When God's people bring their tithes and offerings to Him in wholehearted trust and worship, they will be blessed by being provided for until there is no more need and there will be an abundance of resources for God's mission to take the Gospel to the nations.