Dear FBCS Family and Friends,
By His example, God teaches us to give, setting a standard for unconditional love and sacrificial giving; He gave His son for our eternal life. It is our duty as Christians to give as God has commanded us.
Giving reminds us that "the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof." God owns everything and entrusts its stewardship to us. The Bible tells us that when God calls us to give, He calls us to be blessed, not just in money but in our lives.
Today, we as a nation are experiencing tough financial times, which is all the more reason to know what God says about giving.
We all know that the Bible tells us that "he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly." Yet there is more to know about giving than this.
We don't give in order to get. We give to worship; we give to make an impact; we give to make a difference in people's lives; we give to further ministry; we give to help people all over the world.
To understand what your heart values most, consider how you spend your money. Money most easily flows through your hands to those things that matter most to you. When you look at what you do with money, you will see where your treasure lies and where your heart stands.
Believe God; trust God; give as God instructs you to give; and God will provide for you. God will not let you down if you will obey him. He will provide for you so you can continue to be faithful. He will take care of you.
I invite you to learn more about what the Bible teaches us about giving and make it part of your life.
In accordance with IRS guidelines, all donations become the property of First Baptist Church Simpsonville, which has the authority to determine how best to use all contributions to carry out its functions and purposes. The church will make every effort to honor any contribution designation, while maintaining control over the ultimate determination of how all donated funds are allocated.
Thank you for honoring the Lord through the finances He has entrusted to you.