You may give gifts, tithes, and offerings online below or mail in a check to Grace Community Christian Church.
Thank you for your heartfelt gifts and generous support. Thank you for making space for Grace to be shared between, among, and beyond our walls.
Your faithful tithes and offerings make a difference. We are grateful for your ministry.
The gospel of Matthew, Luke, and Mark all include the story of the rich man seeking eternal life. A triple threat! Remember how the man comes to kneel before Jesus with his question: “what more must I do to inherit eternal life?”
How challenging it is to hear Jesus answer his question:
“Go, sell what you own and give to the poor.”
Challenging, because on the world scale, all of us are like this man.
Wealthy! We have MANY possessions.
Does putting yourself in his position change how you hear this story?
Here’s the truth. Following Jesus is not always easy!
For most of us, it’s tough to imagine giving away our wealth.
After all, how will we live if we give like that?
Gratefully, Jesus teaches his disciples that salvation is possible, even for the rich.
Today, before you give online, take a moment to give thanks that your offering isn’t measured by what you COULD give. It isn’t the means by which you receive eternal life.
Instead, make your offering in gratitude that God makes all things possible –
even we who are wealthy and not yet able to give away all we have, receiving eternal life.
We give you what is already yours, God, for you are Creator of all. But we pray you will receive our gifts, and use them to respond to the needs all around us. Help us find ways to truly see the reality which is right before us: of our amazing wealth in a world filled with many who struggle for daily sustenance. Then, once we have seen, embolden us to share ever more, that your Realm may be made known on earth, as it is in heaven. Amen