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  1. God Gives - Generous Giving He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose. — Jim Elliot (1927-56)

  2. One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. — Proverbs 11:24

  3. The average donation by an American church member is $13 a week. — John and Sylvia Ronsvalle, Empty Tomb

  4. Almost always the most indigent are the most generous. — Stanislas, King of Poland (1677-1766)

  5. You must present as the LORD’s portion the best and holiest part of everything given to you. — Numbers 18:29

  6. Over the next 50 years, between $41 trillion and $136 trillion will pass from older to younger generations. — Boston College Social Welfare Research

  7. You only get to keep what you give away. — Sheldon Kopp

  8. The land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants. — Leviticus 25:23b

  9. 80 million families in the United States would tell you that they are in financial trouble, after about 50 years of almost unparalleled prosperity. — Ron Blue & Co.

  10. He who gives while he lives, gets to know where it goes. — Percy Ross (1916-2001)

  11. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord they God which he hath given thee. — Deuteronomy 16:17

  12. The Dead Sea is the dead sea, because it continually receives and never gives. — Anonymous

  13. Real “charity” doesn’t care if it’s tax deductible or not. — Anonymous

  14. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. — 1 Timothy 6:6-7

  15. Evangelicals worldwide make $6.85 trillion in annual income. — David B. Barrett and Todd M. Johnson, “World Christian Trends”

  16. Money is a great treasure that only increases as you give it away. — Lord Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

  17. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have. — 2 Corinthians 8:12

  18. So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. — Romans 14:12

  19. Americans own approximately 40 percent of the world’s wealth but comprise only 2.5 percent of the world’s population. — Ron Blue & Co.

  20. I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all. But whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess. — Martin Luther (1483-1546)

  21. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. — 1 Corinthians 16:2

  22. The church has grown more in the 20th century than in the combined previous 19 centuries since the time of Christ. — ServLife International

  23. But our citizenship is in heaven. — Philippians 3:20

  24. 1.6 billion people in the world have never heard the name of Christ, and 3.5 billion do not understand who he is.— David B. Barrett and Todd M. Johnson, “World Christian Trends”

  25. No one has ever become poor by giving. — Anne Frank (1929-45)

  26. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. — Luke 12:33

  27. Every year 27 million people profess faith in Jesus Christ for the first time. — David B. Barrett and Todd M. Johnson, “World Christian Trends”

  28. It is an anomaly of modern life that many find giving to be a burden. — John S. Bonnell

  29. Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ In tithes and offerings. — Malachi 3:8

  30. A man there was, and they called him mad; the more he gave, the more he had. — John Bunyan (1628-88)

  31. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. — Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  32. Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity. — Henry Ward Beecher (1813-87)

  33. Give the money for the redemption of the additional Israelites to Aaron and his sons. — Numbers 3:48

  34. If U.S. church members would increase their giving to 10 percent of their incomes, an additional $164 billion would be immediately available for gospel work. — John and Sylvia Ronsvalle, Empty Tomb

  35. I judge all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity. — John Wesley (1703-91)

  36. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. — 1 Corinthians 4:2

  37. Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. — Proverbs 3:9-10

  38. Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing. — Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

  39. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. — Matthew 6:21

  40. It is more blessed to give than to receive. — Acts 20:35b

  41. Only 9 percent of born-again American adults tithe their incomes to the church. — George Barna, Barna Research Group

  42. But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. — Deuteronomy 8:18