Contributed by Rick Crandall on May 16, 2016
*God wants us to be givers, because HE is a giver. He wants us to generously give our time, our talents, our tithes and our offerings. In short, God wants us to give our lives and our love to other people, every way we can. They will be blessed, and so will we.
*Sometimes even a small gift can
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 Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
Kindness Trumps Riches
Like many American Christians, Keith Taylor has benefited from the generosity of other people in different times and different ways. For example, while Keith was attending graduate school in Tennessee, his car broke down, and the subsequent repair bill caused him to be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
Generosity of Poor Man Surprises Bible College Students
Illustration from Leadership/Melvin Newland: Leadership Magazine carried a story about 4 young men, Bible College students, who were renting a house together. One Saturday morning someone knocked on their door. And when they opened it, there
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 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 Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Money-giving is a good criterion of a persons mental health. Generous people are
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 25, 2005
L. Kraft, head of the Kraft Cheese Corp., who had given approximately 25% of his enormous income to Christian causes for many years, said, “The only investment I ever made which has paid consistently increasing dividends is the
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