Jesus on Money: Part 1
Jesus Teaches About Giving
6 “Be careful! When you do something good, don’t do it in front of others so that they will see you. If you do that, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2 “When you give to those who are poor, don’t announce that you are giving. Don’t be like the hypocrites. When they are in the synagogues and on the streets, they blow trumpets before they give so that people will see them. They want everyone to praise them. The truth is, that’s all the reward they will get.3 So when you give to the poor, don’t let anyone know what you are doing.[a]4 Your giving should be done in private. Your Father can see what is done in private, and he will reward you.
Yes Jesus wants us to give! now the debate is 2 fold on one hand people say well those churches just want to get my money. yes they need your offering, tithes, and donations for all the outreach programs they provide and to stay open. running any building, a church building or otherwise costs money and a church gets their money from the members who attend; just like a business gets its money from the customers who shop there. the church is like a free for all community college but if nobody donates then they will have to close down. The second common argument I hear is the whole prosperity gospel crap that's taught on tv, which really gives non church goers a very bad wrong message about giving especially if they don't go to church or read their bible. They say if you give $1000 dollars most likely to them and they are playing the church God's going to give you that back 10 fold. And they will probably say I tried that and it didn't work so God doesnt really care about me. What a bunch of garbage! I really feel bad for people who do this and believe this and greatly angered by those who are teaching such mess. Stop watching church on tv and be a member of a local church in your town and one that supports your local community!! Then you will understand what it's like to desire to give when you see all the good they are doing with your children and grandchildren.