Bless Your Pastor With Money
Paul, I believe when we make statements, we have to be careful what we say. Others might get many things wrong. I agree that people don't want to give their money many times but what you said,
"Its simple, we are in a war, which side do you desire to FUND?"
Our funds do not go out for a war. The war of believers is spiritual not physical. We are not funding for a war, but for believers to be able to travel as missionaries, for pastor to be paid, for the bills to be paid, and for the church to help those who are in need. There is not a war between God and Satan, Satan is an instrument of God. God could do away with him any time. The enemy is not omnipotent, Omniscient, or omnipresent. He is an angel by permission of God.
---Mark_V. on 9/2/11|
Paul, Robyn what you said is very good, and although i give tithes and more, (yet i am a minister) i agree that we should look at the person, organisation we give to, so i learned from a friend of mine that many give to anti-christian zionist movements in Israel, because we (christians) desire the restoration of Israel. i agree Robyn in this that indeed we should look before we give.
---andy3996 on 9/2/11|
I dont have a problem giving money,time and other necessities to anyone that has a true need. But I will make sure my hard earned money,goes where I want it to go. I am not into greed. There are many greedy people around who are looking for suckers to separate from their money.Especially christians. Some people target christians, specifically because they think we are so blind and obligated to do good to everyone and everybody. We are to do good as we are able. We have choices also. Spiritual wisdom is part of a christian's arsenal against the devil.
---Robyn on 9/1/11|
I love how people invent ways to NOT BE OBEDIENT in their finances.
You want to define NT giving you may wish to use the lady which gave her two mites which was ALL she had.
And you may want to head the warning of Ananias and his wife who held back from giving ALL they had.
Its simple, we are in a war, which side do you desire to FUND?
---paul on 9/1/11|
As You mark, ALso I give not of law (for indeed the tithe has nothing to do with law, except that it finally became obliged)
i give freely and joyfully and often if i di-ecide to give it as if feels to small to me, then again, this is only because i know What God has done for me.
---andy3996 on 9/1/11|
That sounds like a good thing. You could even do it anonymously, that is without him knowing that it was from you, that way he whom sees in secret will reward you openly. Don't tell anyone, just let it stay a secret between you and the Lord, knowing that your Pastor is being blessed by God. A-men? A-men.
---Eloy on 9/1/11|
Andy, after reading the passages on tithes I believe that law is not for today. Lev. 27:30-33 tells us the law was for the Children of Israel. In Lev. however with the offering there were two other O.T. tithes which totaled about 23 Percent annually ( the second tithe (Deut. 14:22) and the third every 3 years (Deut.14:28,29: 26:12).
Many who answer here know Scripture very good. They know we are not under that law now.
But you are right, people do not want to give, not even a little. If they miss a Sunday, and show up the next, they won't make up what they didn't give when they missed. It's too much for them. I give a percentage because I can. But no one is forced to give. We should give from the heart, for good causes only.
---Mark_V. on 9/1/11|
Mark V i agree with that, just recently I reead a study and it started with this idea "most people complaining about tithes being the LAW don't do this because they want to give according NT standards , for indeed then they should give all, they are only looking to give less".
---andy3996 on 8/31/11|
But they should stop persecuting the Church.
---Mark_V. on 8/31/11
Seems that is a place designed for unbelievers but all to often it is by Gods own people.
It is a TRUE sham,
---paul on 8/31/11|
Paul, you are correct about the Church guidelines. What we see here on the net is that many have a lot of complains. They don't want to give, don't want to join, speak against pastors and church. They don't have to join, they don't have to give.
Sometimes the Church is better off they don't join. They would just disrupt the purpose of the Church. If they are in a home gathering or a cave, they would still complain. We already know there is a lot of abuse concerning the money in many churches. We already know that. But if a member has questions about money they should ask. If they see something wrong going on, they should just leave if their complains are not met, and move on to a good church. But they should stop persecuting the Church.
---Mark_V. on 8/31/11|
Leandra if you should or not bless your pastor with a gift when your blessed financially, i believe CNET bloggers canot answer that/ look in your heart, and let the Spirit talk to you.
i can give one clue however about what a christian is suposed todo:
1. did you get this breakthrough after the pastor prayed for it?
2. if you give to the pastor who do you really give to
3. do to others what you want them to do to you.
I DONOT THINK GOD WILL JUDGE YOU ANYWAY in this matter.
---andreas on 8/30/11|
Giving your tithe is a matter of FAITH, not of LAW.
Abraham gave in faith.
Jesus told us to give with judgement mercy and faith.
---andreas on 8/30/11|
I would give an offering to my church. The pastor handles all of it anyway.
---Robyn on 9/8/07
Not typically does a Pastor handle the revenue in a Church.
Most Churches have a treasury or a CFO that handles all of it.
And a board that reviews delegations of funds.
The Pastor typically has very little to do with the process.
You give an offering to a Church it does not go to the Pastor it goes to missions, bills, outreach, Sunday school,building funds etc.
The Pastor may draw a salary from the revenues but he does not handle them, or should not anyway.
---paul on 8/30/11|
christians have forgotten how to WORK. they have replaced it with tithe based on the exploitation of pastors. you are blessed bec. of skill & hard work. I have given tithe & pastors are blessed with it. christ, john the baptist, his disciples preached the gospel FOR FREE & they did NOT expect to GET PAID.
where is the sufficiency of grace when a pastor is rich.
---mike on 8/30/11|
Believers are not under the law, so there is no tithe of ten percent. Each one is guide by the Spirit to give for the cause of the Church. That is for the visible church, and members of the church. Pastors should get paid under the guideness of the church. Any increase in pay should be voted in. Most of the money given is for the maintanence of the Church. Bills to pay. No one is force to give. There is no death penalty for not giving. We all give from the heart.
While there is many who are really rich from the cash donated to the Church, especially mega churches, others are only getting by and never try to swindle the people. You can tell which are which by evidence of their lives.
---Mark_V. on 8/30/11|
John, if you don't want to tithe then don't for all I care. I will choose to tithe as a way of showing God that I rely upon him for all I have and realize that he is the source of all the blessings in my life. If you don't want to obey God's word then that is you. Don't mock those of us that do.
---Jed on 8/29/11|
---John on 8/28/11
The tith was pre-Law. established with Adam and Eve's sons Cain and Abel. Also with Abraham as a warrior. And with Jesus in give to Caesar what is Caesar's and give to God what is God's.
---Scott1 on 8/29/11|
10% belongs to God so make sure you pay your tithe first.
---Jed on 8/25/11
2)CIRCUMCIZE YOU SONS ON THE 8TH DAY
3)SACRIFICE AN UNBLEMISHED
LAMB, OR IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD THE LAMB, THEN USE A DOVE
AND OBEY ALL OF THE LEVITICALS/MOSIAC LAWS!
As Rabbi Saul said... If you follow one, you MUST follow ALL the laws.
---John on 8/28/11|
10% belongs to God so make sure you pay your tithe first. The other 90% is yours to do whatever you feel like or feel led to do. If you want to give an extra offering above your tithe, or if you want to bless your pastor, or your grandma, your nieghbor, or if you just want to keep the money and invest it in your own home, that is your choice.
---Jed on 8/25/11|
I'd "tithe a portion of the blessing, as led by the HS, and seek His will who to bless. The poor and homeless, would be a first choice of mine, but God can lead you to bless anyone, such as your pastor, a struggling couple in need of some time together alone, (Many young couples can't afford a night out or sitter, and a marriage can benefit from time spent together. Gift certificates can be good since then you choose how $ is spent.) As you see others needs, you become more aware of what may bless them. But God sees needs we are unaware of, so Pray first...
---Chria9396 on 8/24/11|
Yeah it is called a tithe or offerings. If God does not bless you with a financial breakthrough give your tithe and offerings anyway. Then God will bless you.
---Scott1 on 8/24/11|
What about blessing someone inside or outside of the church who really needs a blessing. Find a widow, a young single mother who is struggling, a homeless person on the streets who needs help. The list is endless. Your pastor is set pretty good,financially. I am sure.But giving him a love offering is okay.What a pastor does is very important and helpful.
---Robyn on 8/15/11|
ha! Ha! Love this blogg! Well, love to have a "financil breakthrough" give my pastor & his wife! Now,I have no idea but,Our pastor very honest,he probably be too humble to take it! I know he be too embarrassed He will think about our members or the entire neighborhood! I believe for God to bless me to give them a night out to a nice dinner like an Anniversery Gift! :) SMILES! WE HAVE A FOOD PANTRY AT OUR CHURCH...HE'D SPEND IT ON THE POOR!
---ELENA on 7/1/11|
Amen to the "great truth" post. Amen.
---Mary on 3/2/11|
Here's a great truth------
"Better yet. Walk up to a struggling mom in your church, a widow or someone on a fixed income. Offer to pay a bill for them or give them $50 or $100,whichever you can afford. Now that would really be a blessing for that particular person and for you."
---Robyn on 2/28/11
---mima on 2/28/11|
I commented on this post several years ago and I basically still feel the same way. There are many ways to bless others. Not just financially. Volunteer in the church. Cook a nice meal and invite him and the wife over(if he's married) Bake a nice cake/pie for the pastor and his family. Send them on a nice vacation/cruise. There are many ways to bless someone.But my question is: why the big focus on the pastor? You will not receive any brownie points for giving money to a pastor. Better yet. Walk up to a struggling mom in your church, a widow or someone on a fixed income. Offer to pay a bill for them or give them $50 or $100,whichever you can afford. Now that would really be a blessing for that particular person and for you.
---Robyn on 2/28/11|
I attended church on yesterday but not my church. I gave a small offering at the visiting church. I don't think I was missed at my church. Maybe a few members noticed. I know my pastor did not. Its ok.
---Robyn on 2/28/11|
Another Sunday is past, did any of you seek this blessing?
---Harold on 2/28/11|
that brest pocket on the preachers jacket or shirt is just the right size for a twenty dollar bill. Try slipping one in as leave next Sunday and witness the blessings to him and you.
---Harold on 2/25/11|
V need to bless according what the bible said.To bless a pastor or servant of God is also consider sowing seed in fertile ground.Do not one side minded.I know there's some pastor abuse church money but doesn't mean all pastors. Those pastor misused money,God will deal with them personally.Pls remember this,pastor or servant of God is God's representative. If a pastor should b poor or your definition is "humble", Do u mean our God is poor? our King of Universe could not provide for His servant through human? Do u think money drop from heaven? Tithe and sowing seed for a pastor is a different things. Even throughout the bible from OT and NT,people blessed His servants.If u r so afraid a pastor become rich, I guess u are not a giver.
---nic on 2/22/11|
I will bless my church by giving tithes, but not just to my Pastor.
---Rebecca_D on 9/20/07|
If God's places it on your heart to bless your pastor than do so.
---Tabatha on 9/12/07|
I would never,voluntarily, give more money to someone I knew had money, already. I would instinctively give it to the poor and needy. Of course you can do what you want with your own money. Nobody can tell you what to do about that.Do keep in mind: Pastors get financial blessings all of the time.Whenever a church raises an offering or special monies, the pastor get blessed by it.The pastor controls everything in the churches, I have been a part of. Especially the finances.
---Robyn on 9/12/07|
As concerns money, many people want to give money to the four men who are presently witnessing at a fair. We refuse the money, if they force us to take it by walking off we give it to the next needy person we see. Do we do this because we think we are holy? No!!!1 among ourselves we have agreed not to profit in any way concerning the street ministry. And this works out very well.
---Mima on 9/12/07|
I wish I could bless my pastor and his family with tons of financial blessings, they are worth every penny they will ever earn and way more! :)
---Mary on 9/8/07|
Maybe I'm being a little technical, but a person does not bless someone with material things, but it is proper to share your wealth with the church, the poor and the needy.
---Steveng on 9/8/07|
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I would give an offering to my church. The pastor handles all of it anyway. So he would be blessed by the offering. High on my list are the poor,hungry and homeless. I would definitely do something for this segment of the population.
---Robyn on 9/8/07|
Only if your pastor is in need of a monetary blessing. There are possibly many others who need it more. Ask God who should share it with you.
---RitaH on 9/8/07|
You should bless someone in need. If it is a pastor then by all means. The Bible speaks specificly that 'true religion' is to give to the 'fatherless and the widow'. I would think of them first and also the poor and homeless.
---jody_martin on 9/8/07|
If your pastor already receives a good salary from the church then he may not need anymore. If he is a volunteer then by all means he deserves to receive gifts for his labour. If God has told you to do it then just go ahead and do it without any hesitation.
---john on 9/7/07|
After you tithe first. There is certainly nothing wrong with blessing your pastor.
---denna7667 on 9/7/07|
I believe that we give, not only to be blessed, but we give because we love the Lord. We give because Jesus Christ has given us so much. We sure did not deserve the gift of Eternal life. but God loves us so much. I think that if you were to be blessed financially, that you should not look at it as to be giving to your Pastor, but unto the Lord. God loves a cheerful giver. We should be givers, not takers. Definitely pray about how much God would want you to give.
---Cynthia on 9/7/07|