Tag Archives: stewardship

Cheerful Giver

The Bible says that God loves a cheerful giver. He doesn’t want us to give with a poor attitude or a reluctant heart. Suppose a man bought a gift for his wife on their anniversary, tossed it on her lap … 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?

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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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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Sermon on the Amount

The basic question is not how much of our money we should give to God, but how much of God’s money we should keep for ourselves.”—J. Oswald Sanders. We often forget that “Every good and perfect gift is from above, … Continue reading

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