A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Tithing: Promises, Precepts, and Prosperity
This article considers tithing, suggesting that being generous actually makes us more successful than we were before.
Tithing: It's a State of the Heart
This article considers tithing, suggesting that we are stewards of all we have. When the true owner needs to use what has been put in our care, we must generously release it.
Tithing and Church Membership
Sondra Wheeler gives her thoughts on the issues of church membership, discipline, and tithing.
Patricia Hyman offers a children's sermon using the letters T-I-T-H-E as an acrostic to explain the concept and advantages of tithing (Malachi 3:10-11).
Tithing: God Owns Everything
This article considers tithing, reminding us that the earth is the Lord’s and all it contains, the world and all who dwell in it.
Why do we give? Tithing is not about giving money to be blessed. It isn't about giving money so that the church doors stay open. It's more than that.
The History of Tithing
This article offers stories of historical and cultural context for the concept of tithing to use in a Stewardship of Tithes and Talents Sunday worship service.
Tithing: It's Personal
In this article on Deuteronomy 26:10-11 and Luke 18:22, David Rupert explains that part of our tithes should go to people in need. Rupert encourages making the tithe personal by choosing where to donate money.
The Israelites Bring Tithes
This engraving features a depiction of 2 Chronicles 31:2-10. Under the rule of Hezekiah, the people of Israel bring tithes and offerings to the priest forming a heap of fruits and grains at his feet.
Tithing Your Time
Worship planning notes, a litany, and music suggestions for a Stewardship Sunday worship service.
Tithing Illustration Using Apples
A ten-apple object lesson on tithing with the tenth apple, which belongs to God, having bites taken out of it for unexpected expenses so that only the core is laid at the foot of the cross.
Full Text Hymns on Tithing
A Charge to Keep I HavePD
We Give Thee but Thine OwnPD
Trust, Try, and Prove MePD
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A call to worship from Malachi 3:8-12, a prayer, a responsive reading, and music suggestions for a Stewardship Sunday worship service that focuses on themes of God's calling and our obedience.
Tithing: We Skimp for a Reason
This article explores tithing with the personal story of a family who chose to live below their means. Rather than "tithing," they prefer words "giving," "generosity" and "sharing." There is no upper limit on those words.
Tithing With Scissors
After hearing a teaching on tithing, Timmy wants to cut up dollar bills to give 10 percent to God. Timmy’s innocent misunderstanding gives his mom an opportunity to explain the heart of giving.
World vs Christian: Video on Tithing
The Skit Guys created a video on tithing, which asks if the world “gets it” more than Christians when it comes to giving and sacrifice.
Man Too Wealthy to Tithe
An illustration by Kevin G. Harney about a man's unwillingness to tithe, appropriate for Matthew 25:14-30, Luke 12:48, Luke 16:13, and similar passages.
Tithing can be a difficult topic to approach in a sermon, so Dale P. Andrews provides this commentary on Malachi 3:6-12. He gives his own context, biblical exegesis, and descriptive details for the text.
When Tithing Was More Than a Tenth
In reviewing the history of tithing in the Old Testament, R. Kent Hughes provides material for serious reflection upon tithing as an act of obedience, worship, as well as a means of compassion for the poor....
Tithing: Giving out of the Abundance of Time
This article considers tithing, suggests that tithing is not about "guilt money" but about loving our neighbours as a call to action, requiring our willingness to offer up our entire lives to the cause.