What Did Jesus Say About Tithing?
By David Church
It began with the outpouring of the Holy Ghost in Acts chapter two, but was continued and maintained, in part at least, by the giving and sacrifice of the first century church!
The bible says that they gave their all and laid it at the Apostles feet. They sold houses and land, possessions and goods, and parted them to those who had need of them.
Were these new, born again, Christians giving of their all, simply out of faith, or was there some precedent that had been set by the words and actions of the Jesus and His disciples?
Obviously, these Christians did not yet have the New Testament writings to refer to...but they were there in person when Jesus taught, instructed, and acted as their example in all things.
They were there at ground zero, with Peter, Paul, and the rest of the Apostles during the birth and growth of the first century church.
Today, I want to examine some of the writings that talk about tithes during the New Testament times of Christ, and also the time of the birth of the church shortly after Jesus ascended to heaven.
What did Jesus say about tithing? Are you aware that Jesus DID in fact talk about tithing in the New Testament? Many people feel that tithing is something that was abolished in the New Testament. However, Jesus Himself gave a commandment concerning the tithe.
The above is a short take from the Ebook and teaching notes of Where Your Treasure Is.
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