A missionary in Africa was preaching his first sermon in a mission church. When time came for the offering, the people danced their offerings forward. They danced and sang praise to God as they brought their offerings to the altar. For they were “coming before God's presence with
Contributed by John Oscar on Jan 15, 2017
A family came home from church one Sunday and after they had lunch they sent their 6-year-old son off to play. After awhile, his mother realized that they hadn’t heard much from him, which any parent knows is a recipe for disaster.
The mother got up from her recliner and walked to the child's
Contributed by Gerald Manning on Nov 23, 2015
Words of Offering:
A rich, but cynical businessman said to one of his staff, "Show me a truly unselfish act and I will give you a $100 bill." The staffer, said, "OK, walk with me at the lunch hour." They went to that part of town where there were lots of street people.
The staffer said,
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“Hunger also changes the world when eating can’t be a habit, then neither can seeing.” - Maxine Hong Kingston
It had been a tough year and it didn’t appear to be getting any easier. She wasn’t working and he wasn’t working much. They had two teenage children to feed and bills to pay. The car
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 2, 2014
Ben Patterson- When Lauretta and I were first married, we were very poor. The three necessities of food, clothing, and shelter weren’t quite within our grasp. We could manage only 2 out of 3- not bad as a batting average, but miserable if you’re trying to live. My employment was selling swimming
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 27, 2012
CIRRHOSIS OF THE GIVER
The disease cirrhosis of the giver was discovered in A.D. 34 by the husband-wife team of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1–11). It is an acute condition that renders the patient’s hands immobile when he is called on to move them in the direction of his wallet or her purse,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 18, 2011
Someone once said: "Give according to your income, lest God makes your income according to your giving."
(Source: Michael P. Green. (2000). 1500 illustrations for biblical preaching (163). Grand Rapids, MI:
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 26, 2009
How a Wrestler Motivated Himself
What we need isn’t logic; it’s faith in God. What we need is motivation to do the right thing. How can you get that motivation?
The University of Oklahoma is quite proud of its wrestling team and on a certain day they were going down to wrestle at Memphis State.
Contributed by Timothy Craver on Aug 11, 2008
A circuit-riding preacher entered one church building with his young son, and dropped a coin into the offering box in the back. Not many came that Sunday, and those who did didn't seem too excited about what was said. After the service, the preacher and son walked to the back, and he emptied the
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
"Christian Fathers: Give Generously"
The Bible gives four Christian character traits that can build a lasting legacy for the Lord. The third is to give with generosity.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 says, "Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously
Contributed by Ronnie Knight on Nov 24, 2006
Do you guys remember the cartoon with Wiley Coyote and Ralph the sheep dog. I use to love that cartoon. Every morning Ralph and Wiley would meet at the time clock which was mounted on a tree. As they clocked in they would great each other and then they would go to their respective departments.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 16, 2003
The husband’s idea of a gift exchange:
His gift is a new set of golf clubs.
Her gift is a new pair of dishwashing gloves.
The wife’s idea of a gift exchange:
His gift is a new snow shovel.
Her gift is a new coat.
The child’s idea of a gift exchange:
Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Nov 3, 2002
And when on a dark Friday afternoon this Innocent’s [Jesus] body was placed in a grave, his friends thought that they were seeing the last of Him. No thought of a river carrying life-giving water crossed their mind. He was wrapped in his burial shroud, placed in a borrowed tomb, and a large rock