Financial giving is a participation in our Gospel ministry.
We give freely, because we've received the free grace of God. We're not trying to impress men or obligate God. We just want to partner together as a family: sharing what we have with others, and propelling the Gospel message ever-forward.
Healthy Christian giving is a voluntary sacrifice, which imitates and responds to the voluntary sacrifice of Christ on our behalf. The Gospel is free to us, but cost Christ everything. Our giving always pales in comparison to Christ's gift of himself on our behalf. And yet God lovingly uses all that we offer him with a right heart.
"Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!"
- 2 Corinthians 9:15 (ESV)