In this sermon, our founding pastor, W. Graham Smith, talks about tithingРthe Faith Promise and Christian Stewardship.  Here are some excerpts:

The Faith Promise

“…It is always well to remember that Jesus spoke a great deal about money. In fact, 16 of His 38 parables deal with money… [M]ore than 1,200 verses are devoted to the subject of money and possessions…”

“Here at Faith Church we adhere to a concept in Christian stewardship which we believe is most honoring to God. It is called the FAITH PROMISE; and I wish, this morning, to explain its meaning and significance…”

How Should You And I Give?

    1. You should give what God tells you to give…
    2. You should give in order to honor God…
    3. You should give off the top…

Christian Stewardship

“…So, God expects us to give what He tells us to give. He tells us to honor Him, to put Him first, and to give Him the first fruits. The first check you write each pay period should be to the Lord. Put Him first. Trust Him to provide all that you need for your life and living. The tither always discovers, to his joyful amazement, that God gives you the wisdom to use the remaining nine-tenths in such a way that it goes farther and accomplishes more than the ten-tenths would ever have done! Indeed, I believe you will never experience financial freedom until the Lord gets the first share of your income…”


Faith Promises and Christian Stewardship.¬†Graham has a lot more to say about this topic. If you would like to learn more, please download and read the attached transcript of the sermon, as the above excerpts do not even scratch the surface. If you would like to do a word search on the transcript, download the file, and then open the file with your web browser after downloading and use your browser’s find feature.


November 12, 1989

2 Corinthians 9:6,7

Rev. W. Graham Smith

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