Why does God want you to excel in the grace of giving? It's because God influences the world through people. God gives to you, so that God can give through you. As disciples of Jesus, we learn that everything we have is a gift (1 Chronicles 29:14). As you give both faithfully and faith-fully, the world is changed for the glory of God: the poor of all kinds have good news preached to them, freedom is proclaimed to all kinds of prisoners, sight is restored to all kinds of blind ones, and the oppressed are set free (Luke 4).
First Christian Church's purpose is to bring ourselves and others into a vital relationship with Jesus.