Do You Have Questions About Giving?

By   •   December 27, 2011   •   Topics:

Q: I was surprised the other day when our church treasurer urged people to be as generous as possible before the end of the year, and the only reason he gave was so we’d get a big deduction on our income tax. Shouldn’t we have purer motives than this for our giving?
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Q: We get appeals for money from dozens of organizations this time of year, and I just throw them in the trash. Why don’t they spend their money elsewhere? They could do a lot of good with what they waste on appeal letters.
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Q:  We get mail all the time from organizations asking for money, and we just get confused. We want to help, but how do we decide where we ought to give? We can’t support everything and we know our little bit doesn’t make much difference anyway.
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Q: The hard economic times haven’t hit me like they have most people, but I’m getting tired of churches and organizations begging me for money because they say their income is way down. After all, I’ve got to think of my own future in case things get worse. Am I just being selfish?
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Q: I know God is supposed to bless people if they give money to Him, but I’m on a fixed income, and it’s all I can do to keep my head above water financially. Am I failing God or making Him angry because I can’t give as much as others do?
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Q: Every year about this time, our pastor spends several weeks talking about our new church budget, and how we ought to give more to it. Frankly, I get kind of tired of it and wish he wouldn’t spend so much time talking about money. What do you think about this?
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4 Comments

  1. Barbara says:

    I am disabled and live on Social Security which falls short in bill paying – I was reminded by a dear faithful believer that I can contribute my time as tithing – many can give funds, but all I have is my time but I can use it to serve God.

  2. pat says:

    I'm a senior citizen and I get a certain amount of money every month, after I pay my bills I don't have much money to give to the church, I feel like I am letting Jesus down. I want to give more but what should I do? (You are doing your best and that is all that matters)

  3. Ephrem says:

    Money can't buy the Kingdom of God! (Matt. 19:25-26)

  4. Joelle says:

    I really enjoyed reading the questions and response from the Reverend Billy Graham on the subject of giving money to various christian churches etc.