God teaches us about His sovereignty saying, “For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills, I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine” (Psa. 50:10).

Not only does God own the cattle on a thousand hills, but He owns the thousand hills as well! In this way God is Sovereign over all things so that whatever we have truly belongs to Him. God has chosen to entrust each one of us as stewards of His resources. However great or small our entrusted portion may be, we are accountable to Him for its faithful use.

Faithful stewardship is a small undertaking, yet demonstrates powerful evidence that we acknowledge God’s sovereignty. By returning Tithes and giving Offerings we declare God’s Lordship over our lives and further the proclamation of His gospel. So also we support and grow His church.

By clicking on the link above you will be directed to AdventistGiving.org (with Richardson SDA Church your pre-selected home). Follow the “Registration” instructions by entering your full name and secure e-mail address. Once registered you will be e-mailed instructions on setting your password and logging in to give. It’s that easy!

While the Bible makes it clear that tithe is always a 10% return of what already belongs to God, offering is considered a separate free-will gift. If you’re not sure how much to give, you might prayerfully consider one of the following levels of commitment going forward:

  • Moses’ 70 (Numbers 11) = 70 givers who will give 10 + 10 (10% Tithe and 10% Local Church Budget)
  • Gideon’s 300 (Judges 7) = 300 givers who will give Tithe + $70 or more a month in Local Church Budget
  • Widow’s Mites (Luke 21) = All givers who give Tithe plus anything monthly to Local Church Budget

Your generous commitment helps add gospel workers around the world (Tithe) and helps cover our needs as we continue to serve in the DFW area (Local Church Budget). Thank you!

 

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Bible passages on stewardship: Gen. 1:26-28; 2:15; 1 Chron. 29:14; Haggai 1:3-11; Mal. 3:8-12; 1 Cor. 9:9-14; Matt. 23:23; 2 Cor. 8:1-15; Rom. 15:26, 27.