Scripture: Matthew 25:37-40 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'"
Encouragement: According to Matthew 25:35-40, when we give and care for God's people in Tallahassee or across the globe, we are doing it for Jesus. Pastor Dean has set a goal for City Church to give $100,000 to missions this year. We can do our part by being generous and faithful in our tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:10). Giving to missions, to the local church and towards the welfare of others is giving to Jesus Christ and is a huge part of bringing God's Kingdom to the ends of the Earth.
Prayer: Ask the Lord for grace to be a cheerful giver. Ask that He will give His people a heart for Him to give with delight for the needs of the saints and the expansion of His kingdom.