Tithing can conjure up some mixed feelings. Some of your feelings may be valid, but some of your feelings about giving back to God may actually be leading you further away from Him and what He has for you!
- You may feel that tithing is a duty, something they are obligated to do to belong to a church.
- You may think of tithing as sending money to that guy on TV so God will shower you with blessings.
- You may think of your weekly offering as a way to buy God’s good graces.
- You may think of your tithe or offering as your way to give back to God.
- You may think of tithing as being an act of worship.
Whatever your current feelings are about tithing and offerings, I’m asking you to set those aside for the moment. Put away all of your preconcieved notions about what “giving” means in the church. Instead, let’s open our Bibles and our hearts and hear what God Himself has to say about it.
Spoiler Alert: Tithing is actually something we do from our heart, and you're about to see why!
How this study will work
- For the next 6 days, you’ll come here to print your Bible Journaling Worksheet.
- On the worksheet will be all of the scripture references for the days study, as well as application questions so you can dig a little deeper into what God is saying to you through His Word.
- To talk about the study in our small group on Facebook, simply request to join, and once approved, look for the posts and unit about Tithing. All of our videos and resources will be there for you to use as you need them.
- While in the group, find the “prayer request” thread pinned to the top. This is where our group prays for each other. Leave a request if you need prayer, or read the requests and bless someone else by lifting them up in prayer. (Hint: If you do pray for someone, please comment below their request and let them know. We all love to hear when we are prayed for!!)
What you'll need to get started
Before you sit down to dig in, you’ll want to have all of your supplies handy.
- The printedPDF for each day of the study (see below)
- A Pen
- A Bible
- A Journal **5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches is the recommended journal size for all Gathered & Sown studies**
A journal is important as most of the questions require you to write and take notes. Having a dedicated journal will give you a keepsake of this lesson so you can look back and learn from it again later.
It is also highly recommended that you use a physical Bible so that you can highlight, take notes and leave a learning trail for yourself in your personal Bible. But don’t worry, if you don’t have one, a Bible app will work in a pinch!
Your daily printable lessons
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