DOES GOD CARE ABOUT THE CHURCH'S FINANCES?
The book of Philippians in the New Testament is a wonderful letter from the apostle Paul to the church in Philippi. This is a church that he has been instrumental in founding, and the church there continued to support his wider ministry. Part of the reason Paul wrote to them was to thank them for their financial support. He said, “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL from the first day until now…” – Philippians 1:3-5. He then returns to this theme in Philippians 4:15, again thanking them for their support, commending them for the fact that, “not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only.” It really pleases the heart of God when we commit to give financially into the work of the ministry. As we see, Paul goes on to talk about their gifts as an act of worship: “they are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God” (4:18). There is a strong link between worship and sacrificial giving, and it’s in this context that we see the wonderful promise: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Put simply, we can’t outgive God.
by Josh Gardiner
- Thank God for the hundreds of people in KingsGate who continue to give faithfully and sacrificially in tithes and offerings into the work of the ministry. Pray Malachi 3:10, where the Lord promises to, “throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
- Pray that in this challenging season we will give with a supernatural joy and that, “a peace that passes all understanding will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 4:7
- Pray for supernatural protection and provision over jobs and businesses. In Malachi 3:11 we see the Lord declaring that “He will rebuke the devourer…”
- Pray the promise of Proverbs 11:24-25 over all those who remain courageously steadfast in this area, “One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
If you’ve not yet done the Next Steps course, you might want to consider signing up, as it helps to lay the foundation of how you can partner with the church in serving, giving and ministry opportunities.
Find out more about tithing and how to give into the local church.
If you're in our Peterborough Campus, watch this update on ways you can give or get help at this time.
We are partnering with Barnados and The Salvation Army to distribute toys to those families in most need this Christmas.
Chose a gift from the Amazon wish list, pay for it and it will be delivered to KingsGate.
Closing date of appeal – Sunday 4 December 2022