Although it is better to give than to receive, giving is harder for most people. However, there are people who need financial help, and it should come from the body of Christ---through the church. So, giving is not only good stewardship; it enables the church to help those in need.
Respected Christian financial expert Larry Burkett uses God's Word to show the strong biblical basis for giving to and serving in the church. Questions answered include:
Does God need your money?
What is a tithe?
Should you tithe from your net or your gross?
Why give to the church?
How can you know which organizations to support?
Using benevolence ministries as an example, Burkett explains how God uses Christians to minister in His name. This is accomplished by giving back to God a portion of what He has graciously given.