Why We Give
At Passion City Church, we don’t say, “we’re going to take the offering”. Simply stated: God is not a taker. God is a giver. So we give the offering. Here’s the truth: there’s nothing you and I have that God needs.
God doesn’t want to take the offering.
God doesn’t want to take our money.
Because, God doesn’t need our money.
On the other hand, God has let go of everything. He sent His Son to give us life and breath and freedom. To set us free from our chains, from our bondage, from what enslaved us. To deliver us out of death and into life. To give us Himself. So in response to all He’s done we say, “God I want the world to know about Jesus. So I’m going to give into our House. I’m going to give into Passion City Church because I believe here my money will be multiplied to help the city and the world come to know Jesus. At the end of the day, when I stand in heaven I’m going to know that money wasn’t lost. That money was gained because it multiplied itself over and over again into people’s lives.”
So the prayer is that God would take our hearts today. Capture us today. Awaken us to that fact that He loves us and cares for us. There’s nothing we have that He doesn’t already have a million times over more than we have. And there’s nothing we have that didn’t come from Him first. Then, we will have this great privilege and ability to respond by joining Him with our time, our energy, our gifts, our opportunities, and our money. We have this opportunity to lean into the things that last forever and sewing into what God is doing here in this House.