Why should I give to Missions?

Because God wants you to.

Giving to Missions is based on God’s Promise in 2 Cor. 9:6. You sow sparingly and you will reap sparingly. That’s a promise. Likewise, you sow bountifully and you will reap bountifully. That’s a promise, as well.

To sow bountifully, you need 5 things:

  1. Willingness
    1. Willing beyond your power, 2 Cor. 8:3-5
    2. Willing mind, 2 Cor 8:12a
    3. Willing heart, 2 Cor. 9:7
  2. Commitment
    Commit to do something, 2 Cor. 9:2, they were ready a year ago
  3. Planning
    1. Based on what you have, 2 Cor. 8:12b
    2. Based on equality, 2 Cor 8:13-15, everybody doing what they can
  4. Faithfulness
    1. Performance of the commitment, 2 Cor. 8:11
    2. Performance in spite of poverty or affliction, 2 Cor. 8:2
  5. Dependence
    1. Trust God for your commitment, 2 Cor. 9:8
    2. Trust His grace for your need, 2 Cor. 8:9

When you sow bountifully, 7 things occur:

  • You prove the sincerity of your love, 2 Cor. 8:8
  • You increase the fruits of your righteousness, 2 Cor. 9:10
  • You are enriched and thankful, 2 Cor. 9:11
  • You meet the needs of the saints, 2 Cor. 9:12
  • You help to glorify God, 2 Cor. 9:13
  • You guarantee that “they” will be praying for you, 2 Cor. 9:14
  • You reap the greatest benefit – God loves you, 2 Cor. 9:7

Hope this helps,

Pastor Bevans Welder