“If Christians had given a 10 percent tithe to their churches in 2004, instead of the actual 2.56 percent, there would have been an extra $164 billion. And if churches spent $70-80 billion of that on missions and humanitarian works, the basic needs of every person on the globe would be provided.”
——(Source: Relevant, Nov./Dec. 2006, p. 30)
I don’t know if the last part of that quote is accurate, the part about all the basic needs being met. But it is sobering to think about the difference that $70-80 billion could make around the world if Christians gave more sacrificially.
It’s not too late to start. Pray about what part God wants you and your church to make in the name of Christ for the people of of your community. This season may be a window of opportunity for the church to show the world the love of Christ in ways that truly reflect the greatness of our Savior.