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Why don’t you take an offering?

Regarding why we don’t take an offering From a recent email I received: Pastor Stewart, I recently visited your church and was surprised that you don’t take an offering during your services. I wasn’t offended, but want to know why you don’t take offerings. I believe that Christians are to give, but must also be given an opportunity to give. Is there a reason you don’t allow your congregants to give their tithes and offerings to the church? Just curious,…
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What does the Bible say about tithing?

Tithing and the Bible Recently, an individual who watches our online messages asked me the following question: Pastor Stewart, I have recently become a Christian and am confused about financial support for my church. How much am I required to give? I’ve been told that ten-percent should be the absolute bottom-line. I am currently in a minimum wage job and giving ten-percent would be a huge blow to my ability to financially survive. What is your opinion on tithing? Thanks,…
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Should pastors preach the gospel every Sunday?

Regarding if pastors should preach the gospel every Sunday One question I am asked frequently is why I don’t preach the Gospel Message every Sunday. This is an excellent and sincere question. However, I believe it is based on a mistaken belief. This belief goes somewhat like this: The primary purpose of the church is the evangelization of the world. This belief is understandable, but untrue. In Ephesians 4:11, the apostle Paul describes the ministerial callings (gifts) and their purposes.…