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Others Need Help Too

My grandmother, who taught elementary school in a poor community for over 40 years, was concerned about helping children who were in need. She once noticed that a young boy was desperately in need of a pair of shoes, so … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

It has been said that Thanksgiving is a very confusing holiday for atheists. They have all these feelings of gratitude, but no one to whom they can give thanks! Most of us know that there is a God who pours … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Giving

Someone once pointed out that you can look at your breakfast of bacon and eggs to see a good example of the difference between commitment and sacrifice. The chicken was committed to providing for your breakfast. However, the pig was … Continue reading

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Too Much Stuff (Part 2)

Today I came out of Walmart looking for my car. At first I couldn’t find it. Then I realized that I was looking for our Chrysler Van, when in fact I was driving our Honda Accord! Once I set my … Continue reading

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Too Much Stuff?

I just heard about a lady who befriended a young man from India who was living in the United States. She felt sorry for him since his family was so far away, so she invited him to join her and … Continue reading

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Outrageously Generous

Have you ever noticed the outrageous generosity shown by some of the believers in the New Testament? Consider the woman who poured expensive perfume on Jesus in order to honor him. Some in the crowd were indignant, pointing out that … Continue reading

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No Fair!

A preacher once paid a visit to a farmer who was a member of his church. He was trying to convince the farmer that he should tithe. “If you had 100 cows,” the preacher began, “would you give 10 of … Continue reading

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Incremental Sacrifice

Fred Craddock once spoke to a group of ministers about an observation he had made about the subject of sacrifice. Here is what he said: “To give my life for Christ appears glorious. To pour myself out for others…to pay … Continue reading

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Worth the Money

As a family was driving home from church one Sunday, the father went on and on, complaining about the worship service. It was too long. The sermon was boring. The songs were too slow. Finally his son interrupted, “Daddy, I … Continue reading

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Passing the Hat

There is an old story told about a travelling preacher who had the custom of passing his hat around the crowd to collect an offering. He would always say a prayer of thanksgiving after the hat had made its way … Continue reading

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