Financial giving, like serving, is always a free-will action of faith. It is simply a person giving expression to their understanding of God and how to reveal God’s righteousness in their heart towards God and others.
The Bible tells us that God is not only good He is also generous. He gives us exceedingly more than we can ask or imagine. There are too many examples in the Bible to cite where God demonstrates generosity. Paul the Apostle writes to the church at Corinth concerning their generous giving. He makes it clear that each one must give according to what is in their heart and never under compulsion. He also writes that God loves a cheerful giver. He sets out a wonderful principle that in our generous giving God is able to make all grace abound to us, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, we may abound in every good work.
In our generous giving as an act of love and faith, God knows how to bring us into increase. In the same letter, Paul the Apostle declares that “He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the people of God but it is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.” The “He” that is spoken of is God himself. That is why generous giving as a seed towards a harvest is an act of faith that comes with a promise of increase and thanksgiving.
Generous giving is essential for us to continue to do what we do with respect to releasing the Gospel of the Kingdom in our region, city and nations of the world and to help us practically build the church (as a people) we believe Jesus is building.
Gateway Bank Details
Gateway International Church
BSB: 015 356
ACC: 486 763 154
Gateway International Church Building Fund
BSB: 015 356
ACC: 494 283 978
NOTE: If you are giving to a guest speaker, please ensure that you state the name of the guest speaker in the “Order Notes” at checkout.