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Then the LORD asked him, “What’s in your hand?” “A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied.  Exodus 4:2


The What’s in Your Hand 90 Day Tithe Challenge is a chance for you to build a habit of tithing as well as explore a deeper relationship with God through the experience of faith that comes with giving.  
Not sure what a tithe is?  What the video here to find out in just a few seconds.

    A tithe, which just means “tenth” is when a person decides to give the first 10% of their income back to the local church.

    The tithe was established by the Mosaic law as a means to provide for the priesthood. (Leviticus 27:30). It is discussed throughout the Old Testament as a the first part of grain, fruit or livestock that should be set aside in honor of the Lord.  Most people today do not practice the tithe since it is part of the Old Testament Law. We are no longer subject to the Law, thanks to Jesus’ work on the cross.  But clearly, in all things, Jesus believed we should be surpassing the minimum requirements of the Law.  The Law speaks of the tithe; Jesus speaks of generosity. Most would agree, generosity in today’s world is the exception, not the rule.

    When we tithe, we are expressing worship in a tangible way by putting God first in our lives.

    The tithe is used to resource the vision of God and of Fresh Start Church which is to connect the Love of Christ with Heart of the Community.  You are giving to God and allowing Him to use what’s in your hand to reach those that are far from God.  Isn’t that what it’s all about?

    For many, the idea of bringing the first 10% of our income to the Church seems overwhelming. The thing is, it doesn’t matter how much or how little we make, God promises to pour out blessings on us when we tithe. Tithing is about training our heart to trust God at His Word.  Ultimately, God owns it all and He only asks us to give back a small part of that.  You can’t afford not to!

    We know generosity is a huge step of obedience, but you’re not in this alone!

    There are many secure, simple ways to give at Fresh Start Church:

    To see all the ways to give, visit FreshStart.Church/Give.

    Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this...and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

    Malachi 3:10

    Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

    2 Corinthians 9:6-7

    Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.

    Luke 6:38



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