We give not out of obligation, but out of joy! When the apostle Paul was encouraging Christians to give, he didn’t tell them how much they had to give or put a law or rule on them. He simply reminded them of the gospel. In 2 Corinthians 8:9, he wrote, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake, he became poor so that you by his poverty might become rich.” Just as Jesus gave his life for our benefit, we generously and sacrificially give of all that we have for the benefit of others. Giving money is one way to not only support the ministry that happens in and through this church, but it is also a display of our joy for what Jesus has done for us!