Sunday, September 30, 2018. First Baptist Church, Burlington, Kansas. Pastor Jay Hale. Everything belongs to God, we only manage them. There are three types of giving, tithes, offerings, giving of alms. Alms is the giving to the needy (opening your hand), freely and liberally. In Matthew 6:1-4 we read where Jesus is telling His disciples to give to the poor, and to do it without boasting and making sure everyone knows about it. This is putting your righteousness into practice.