Offertory Sentences

One of the following, or some other appropriate sentence of Scripture,
may be used

Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and make good thy
vows unto the Most High.   
Psalm 50:14

Ascribe to the Lord the honor due his Name; bring offerings
and come into his courts.   
Psalm 96:8

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an
offering and sacrifice to God.   
Ephesians 5:2

I beseech you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present
yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God,
which is your spiritual worship.   
Romans 12:1

If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that
thy brother hath aught against thee, leave there thy gift
before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy
brother, and then come and offer thy gift.   
Matthew 5:23,24

 

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Through Christ let us continually offer to God the sacrifice of
praise, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his Name.
But to do good and to distribute, forget not; for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased.   
Hebrews 13:15,16

Worthy art thou, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor
and power; for thou hast created all things, and by thy will
they were created and have their being.   
Revelation 4:11

Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory,
and the victory, and the majesty. For all that is in the heaven
and in the earth is thine. Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and
thou art exalted as head above all.   
1 Chronicles 29:11

or this bidding

Let us with gladness present the offerings and oblations of
our life and labor to the Lord.

 

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