Treasuring Jesus above all else leads to following Him and His steps take us to a place where we look for what we can give rather than what we can receive. Why do His steps lead to such a place? Because Jesus is an exact representation of God's character (Heb. 1:3) who gives to those He loves. He loved the lost so much He gave His one and only Son who, just like His Father, gave all He had for them. So when we follow Jesus, we are givers not only of our finances but our very lives because that same character is in us.
We give to what we love. We love God and we love what He loves, so we love people and more specifically those around us. We give to make sure they can experience God's truth and grace so we support the tool He uses to reveal and reflect such a message (Eph. 3:10).
So we give to our local church body...
-from the heart (Matt. 6:21)
-cheerfully (2 Cor. 9:7)
-sacrificially (Luke 21:1-4)
...because we love God and we love people (Matthew 22:37-39)
Here are two ways to give to Multiply Church and its mission for KCKS