Lesson 12: Offerings are Given by the Grace of God


The offering is a gift to God after our tithes.


2 Corinthians 9:14, “And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.” 


  1. GRACE: The biblical definition for grace not only refers to forgiveness of sin, but also it can mean, “the divine favor and blessing of God to His people.” In regards to offerings, we should consider everything we have and give to be because of the grace of God.
  2. SURPASSING GRACE: God loves to not only bless us with grace for our needs, but also to help meet the needs of others. So when we give offerings to support the ministry we are displaying the overflowing and surpassing grace of God in our lives.
  3. GOD GIVES GRACE: All that we have is because of God and His amazing grace. Therefore, just as we have freely received we should freely give and be the answer to people’s prayers for help!


The grace of God meets our needs and gives us enough to help others in need.


  1. Be a faithful tither.
  2. Acknowledge the blessings in your life given by the grace of God.
  3. Live a life of generous giving by the grace of God.

The offering is a gift to God “after” the tithe and is given in a “variety” of ways.  God said it should be a “generous” “seed” given with a “cheerful” heart from personal “sacrifice.” Offerings will always bring “thanksgiving” to God because they go towards “charity” and ministry “supplies.”  We give offerings in “obedience” to God’s Word, “sharing” with others our blessings with a “gracious” heart by “imitating” Jesus and revealing where our “treasure” really is.

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