Giving is a form of love that God teaches us by giving His best for us. It is written in John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
This is what is said about "Giving" in the Holy Bible...It is written in (NIV)
2 Corithians 9:7: "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
Luke 6:38: "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
John 13:34-35: 34)“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35) By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Giving comes in many forms, but should always be expressed as Jesus commanded. Time such as voluteering, service such as helping others, buying something to eat for someone, donating clothing, these are all forms of giving.
Emanuel's Lutheran has many opportunities to give, let us know if you want to give.