The Humble Tithe

Passage:Luke 18:9-14

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Category: Stewardship & Finance

The Next Step Forward: as we continue through our season of stewardship, we are preaching on the mission of the church and how it connects with our ministries and money. Today we will explore the biblical concept of the tithe, which is mentioned in Jesus' parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector in Luke 18. Where does the idea of a tithe come from, why is it significant, and why should it matter to us today? Giving is always connected to our relationship with God, and a right relationship with God starts with our humble need for God's mercy, like the tax collector's, but God's grace re-creates us an new beings, who are not measured by our tithing, but by being living sacrifices.