In Matthew Chapter 6, Jesus gives us an understanding of the three foundational activities that comprise our Christian walk. They are listed in the following order; giving, prayer and fasting. Notice, the very first principle mentioned is that of “Giving”. In the gospels, Jesus makes a broad stroke of the importance of giving and immediately (like every other aspect of our walk) turns it into a heart issue. That being the case, then the first and foremost gift is our lives; a life surrendered to the Lord (Isaiah 27: 5). After all, we were created for His good pleasure, (Phil 2: 13). Jesus also reminded us the way is narrow that leads to life and few find it (Mat 7:13); at Kingdom Gate Worship Center, we want to find it and it begins with ‘Giving’.
Our giving should not be haphazard. We serve a God of order who has taught us through His Word the principles and patterns of purposeful sowing and reaping to maximize our resources through proper biblical stewardship for His glory.