Why We Give to the Lord – 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 (NKJV)

6  But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  7  So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9  As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.” 10  Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11  while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.  12  For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God, 13  while, through the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men, 14  and by their prayer for you, who long for you because of the exceeding grace of God in you.  15  Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

In this passage of Scripture we see several principles about giving unto the Lord. Here are just a few:

v. 6 Giving to the Lord is like planting and harvesting. As we have planted in the spring we harvest at the end of the season. In giving to Lord in essence we are planting our resources, which God gave us, unto the Lord so that He may use them to accomplish His work that will yield a spiritual harvest. How do you want to plant?

v.7 Each person must decide in their heart what they wish to give or plant in the Lord’s field. This giving from the heart is to be done willingly and not out of obligation, for God loves those who give cheerfully. Is your willing heart controlling your giving?

v.8-15 If our giving is done cheerfully and out of gratitude, God is able to make His favor fall upon us so that in His sufficiency we will be able to meet the needs of others. As a result, thanksgiving is offered to God, He is glorified, and the reality of the gospel is evident in our life. Namely, Christ is our Savior and Lord. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! As you give, worship God by recognizing He loves you, He has saved you, and now give Him thanks and glory through what you give!

Giving Online

  1. Create an eGive account
    1. Click on the e-give button.
    2. Once there, choose “Sign in” option at the top of page
    3. Click “Register for an account”
    4. Fill out form, then click Register
  2. Making a Contribution
    1. Click on the e-give button.
    2. Once there, choose “Sign in” option at the top of page
    3. Sign in using account info
    4. Under the “Give Now” tab
      1. Choose the fund you wish to give to.
      2. Enter the amount you wish to give.
      3. Choose your method of payment below. (“I’d like to give by”)
      4. When all info is complete, click submit and payment will be made.

Giving through eGive is convenient for you, but it does cost the church a small monthly fee. If you are considering interval giving (monthly or bi-monthly or even weekly automatic payments), consider setting up a payment directly from your bank account.  Giving directly through your bank accomplishes the same thing, but there are no fees that the church has to pay.

When and how is my online giving confirmed?

Once you have completed the eGive sign-up, you will receive a receipt of each of your transactions immediately via email. If you experience difficulties or have other questions that the link below does not, please call the church office or email If you would like more information on how e-give works, please click here.