Eurospirit 2005
God's Spirit over Europe
HOME
EUROSPIRIT 2006
POSTER 2006
PROGRAMMA CONFERENTIE
PRAISE & WORSHIP
PARKEREN / ROUTE / HOTELS
ONZE VISIE
OUR VISION
FOTO's EUROSPIRIT 2005
REAKTIES/GETUIGENISSEN
ARTICLES / STUDIES
Art. Bert Panhuise
Art. Arjan Knevel
Arjan & Efi bezoeken TBN
Gastschrijvers
Abortion/abortus
IsraŽl & Jewish people
Herstel van IsraŽl
Israel en Europa
Europa zonder God?
Europe without God?
Tithing / Tienden
enneagram OK?
Kingdom now??
Koninkrijk Nu ??
Koninkrijk NU 2
The Passion of the Christ
Aanslagen
Nieuwe wereld orde
Gregg Montella
Narnia
Narnia (English)
Vloek of Zegen
USHERS / ORDEWERKERS
ALLES KIDS / KINDERWERK
PARTNERS
TELEVISIE (+schema Eurospirit)
TELEVISION TBN
VERSLAG EUROSPIRIT 2005
FOTO's EUROSPIRIT 2004
VIDEO / DVD
NEWS
JESUS IS LORD
NIEUWS
LINKS

Tithing and Financial Prosperity

Q. I thought tithing was an Old Testament principle. Is it something Christians are
supposed to practice?

A. Giving to the Lord is an important principle in
both the Old and New Testaments, and obedience
in tithing-which is giving one-tenth of your inco
me is a good place to start. It is God who gives
us the power to get wealth (Deut. 8:18), and He expects us to be good stewards of the resources
He has placed in our hands.

Jesus did not do away with tithing. On one occa-
sion He lambasted the Pharisees and teachers of
the law for their legalistic methods of giving.
They scrupulously tithed 10 percent of even tiny
spices like mint and dill while neglecting "the
more important matters of the law-justice, mer-
cy, and faithfulness. You should have practiced
the latter," Jesus told them, "without neglecting
the former" (Matt. 23:23 NIV).

Money was an important part of Jesus' teaching.
Of the 38 parables recorded in Scripture, 16 of
them deal with money or possessions and how
to manage them. The Lord advised us to invest
our "treasures" in God's work, "For where your
treasure is, there your heart will be also"
(Matt. 6:21).

Investing in God's kingdom pays great dividends!
If we give sparingly, we will reap sparingly, the
Bible says; but if we sow generously, we will
reap God's abundance (2 Cor. 9:6). God's word promises that if we're faithful to "bring all the
tithes into the storehouse" [the church], He will
pour out a blessing we can scarcely contain. On
the other hand, if we don't tithe, we are robbing
God. (Mal. 3:8-10)

While God wants to prosper us, true prosperity
is not measured solely in dollars and cents. God
has promised to meet all our needs (Phil. 4:19);
He has not promised to fund all our greeds. Your
giving is a reflection of your priorities. When the
things of God become your priority, your check-
book will prove it. "So let each one give as he
purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of ne-
cessity; for God loves a cheerful giver"
(2 Cor. 9:6-7)

John Hagee