Tag Archives: giving

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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Financial Priorities

Even when the economy is not doing well, people still find money to spend on certain things. Studies have shown that, even in hard times, folks will still have enough money for movies, fast food, pets and other non-essential items. … Continue reading

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That’s Where They Go!

A mother once approached her young child’s Sunday School teacher with a problem. It seems that her son was keeping for himself money that he was supposed to be putting in the Sunday School offering. The mother asked the teacher … Continue reading

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Excellence in Giving

Those of us who claim to follow Jesus should strive for excellence in all that we do. This includes the matter of giving to the work of the Lord. An elderly lady once passed out in church, hitting her head … Continue reading

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Invested

For the past several years, I have gotten into the habit of checking the status of a certain stock that my wife and I have owned. I looked at it almost every day. It was interesting to see it fluctuate. We … Continue reading

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