“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.”
– Ephesians 4:11-16
God has given you at least one spiritual gift and those gifts aren’t just for your own benefit; their purpose is to bless entire Body of Christ. Sometimes we use our gifts while were “living in the world” but they do have a purpose and at Jesus Lives we want to help you find that purpose!
Our ministry does not pay salaries to worship leaders and or Pastors and all of the finances you donate are used for bare-bones expenses to spread the Gospel.
your giving helps us bring revival to Seattle and the world.
Tithing is mentioned throughout the Old Testament, particularly when God commissioned the Israeli tribe of Levi to serve by caring for the tabernacle and providing spiritual leadership for the nation of Israel. Since the tribe of Levi was given these two unique responsibilities, God did not assign to them a portion of land (as He had assigned portions of land to the other tribes of Israel), but He instructed the rest of the Israelites to bring tithes of their increase to provide for the priests and Levites. (See Numbers 18.)
In the New Testament, Jesus affirmed the practice of tithing (see Matthew 23:23), and the Apostle Paul encouraged Christians to give to those in need and to those who were ministering in the Gospel (see II Corinthians 9:6–15).
When you tithe today, you enable those at Jesuslives.com whom God has called to serve as pastors, missionaries, teachers and ministry personnel to faithfully build up the Church and expand the kingdom of God. While the staff at Jesus Lives chooses to gladly serve God without pay, many expenses come up when spreading the gospel and your tithes and giving help to support our ministry!
Put It Into Practice
Tithing is one way to worship God—to honor Him as your provider and remind yourself that all of your resources belong to Him and are provided through His grace.
As you give away that first 10% of your income, you set your course to honor God in the way you handle the rest of your finances.
Give with your Finances and help us spread revival with the word of God.
Love means giving, caring, and helping the body of Christ and Giving is Biblical.
Long before offerings were a practice of the Israelite people, Cain and Abel, the second generation of the human race, brought an offering to the Lord. The Lord blessed Abel’s offering, but rejected Cain’s. Abel brought the “firstborn of his flock,” while Cain brought “some of the fruits of the soil” as an offering. God wants to be first. The following scriptures show how tithing is biblical.
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: ‘Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.’ And he gave him a tithe of all.” – Genesis 14:18-20
“And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will surely give a tenth to you.” – Genesis 28:22
“And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord.” – Leviticus 27:30
“And it shall be, when you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you possess it and dwell in it, that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground, which you shall bring from your land that the Lord your God is giving you, and put it in a basket and go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide.” – Deuteronomy 26:1-2