Financial Health and Giving

On this page, we have compiled some of the teaching on giving and finances presented here at Rio over the past several years. We have two excellent sermons on the same topic: Leverage Your Life Part 2, and Blessing & Mission Part 4.

FAQ on Giving and Tithing

Leverage Your Life part 2

Message preached on October 30th, 2011 by Tom Hendrikse.

To follow Jesus is to “leverage your life,” that is, to place everything you are and everything you have at the feet of Jesus in a joyful act of worship so he might use them in his mission. The most sensitive topic of all when it comes to leveraging your life is your treasure. We all tend to see our money as OUR money, which we carve off a small portion from and offer that to God. This week, Pastor Tom Hendrikse addresses this topic squarely. This remarkable sermon on the subject of giving is something every church member should hear!

Download the Study Guide

  Leverage Your Life week 2 Study Guide (3.6 MB)

Download the Recorded Audio

  Leverage Your Life part 2 Sermon Audio (18.3 MB)

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Blessing and Mission Part 4

Message preached on October 27th, 2013 by Tom Hendrikse.

At Rio, we define your “treasure” as your time, your talents, and your money. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us that treasure is that which directs our hearts. Where we invest our treasure is where our hearts will be. Pastor Tom Hendrikse addresses directly the issues surrounding how we invest our treasure, including that OTHER “t-word,” tithing. This is an excellent message on the subject of generosity.

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  Blessing and Mission Part 4 recorded audio (12.2 MB)

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