God Wants Our Hearts
Jesus makes the claim in Matthew 6:21 that our hearts are unavoidably connected to our money. God doesn’t need our money, but he wants our hearts and so he invites us to connect our money to Him through giving. Giving allows us to demonstrate to God that He is more important to us than material things and that our hearts belong to Him. It’s easy and quick to give online whether it’s a one time gift or a recurring gift. There is no better investment you can make with your giving than the local church!
What is the Tithe?
For Christians, tithing (a word meaning ‘tenth’) is the starting point. Tithing is giving the first 10% of our income back to the local church. If you call Gloria Dei your home, we encourage you to give generously, knowing that your money is being used to support the mission of Jesus Christ – both here in central Iowa and around the world.
If you’d like to read more about what the Bible says about money, we recommend these passages:
Matthew 6:19-21 Leviticus 27:30
1 Chronicles 29:11-12
Psalm 24:1 Proverbs 3:9-10
1 Corinthians 16:1-2
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