Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2009
Christians Give In Too Easily to the Devil in Spiritual Warfare
In his book Fuzzy Memories, Jack Handey writes: There used to be this bully who would demand my lunch money every day. Since I was smaller, I would give it to him. Then I decided to fight back. I started taking karate lessons. But
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2006
Christian Giving Down: The Empty Tomb reports that church donations have dipped to a 35 year low. As a portion of after-tax income, giving has fallen from 0.66% per capita in ’68 to 0.38% in ’02. However, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that giving to the 400 largest charities rose 2.3% in
Contributed by W F on Jul 23, 2007
The light that some Christians give off is like the moon – it gives light, but it’s pretty dim. So dim in fact that you can look directly at the moon without it effecting you. You can’t look at the sun like that. But this is the kind of light that is needed. The sun light’s up everything; nothing
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 31, 2014
Daniel Overdorf: One of my older sisters and her husband served for 12 years as missionaries to Haiti. Among various other ministries, such as church plants, a school and feeding programs, they discipled a few young men who today lead various churches and ministries.
One participant in this
Believers must understand that Church is the backbone of mission and therefore must be faithful in bringing their tithes and offering to their local Church. Some Church goers who live outside of their home town would not commit themselves to support the Church which they are attending, instead they
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 6, 2006
Where have All The Tithes Gone? Christian Stewardship Association reports 85% of pastor’s feel they haven’t been taught or empowered to teach principles of biblical stewardship and finance. 90% of churches have no program to teach stewardship principles.
We are in the midst of a 26-year decline in
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jul 2, 2002
ILL. James Byrnes, who was secretary of state under FDR, said that the difference between successful people & average people can be summed up in three words. Here are the three words, "and then some." He said, "Average people do what is expected. Successful people do what is expected, & then
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 Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
A 1% Difference According to George Barna’s annual giving survey, the typical Christian gives approximately 3% of gross income to charitable causes. It is estimated that a 1% increase in giving in American churches would result in approximately $20 billion per year in additional
Contributed by Timothy Smith on May 9, 2006
The late Larry Burkett, a financial expert said, “If every Church member in America would increase their giving to an average of 10% (current estimates are that American Christians give less than 3%), there would be an extra $69 billion for overseas missions and an additional $150 billion in income
Contributed by Fred Sigle on Feb 6, 2007
During World War II this slogan was often heard: ¡§Give until it hurts.¡¨ And people did!
Some have taken this same SLOGAN and applied it to Christian GIVING. I¡¦ve heard preachers say, ¡§If you haven¡¦t GIVEN UNTIL IT HURTS, then you haven¡¦t GIVEN nearly enough.¡¨ Yet, this
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Dec 4, 2003
A young African boy listened intently as the missionary teacher explained why Christians give presents to each other on Christmas Day. ’An expression of our joy over the birth of Jesus and our love for one another’.
When Christmas came the boy brought the teacher a very beautiful sea shell.
Contributed by Daniel Lawson on Sep 2, 2007
Bill Faye, author of "Sharing Jesus without Fear," notes that Americans have found a new way to deny Christ: "It’s by keeping silent about him." Fay asked, "Do we really believe it when Jesus said that unless a person is saved, he’s damned?" And if we do, he asked, "How do we allow our people to
Contributed by Danny Presswood on Jan 26, 2009
A friend found Socrates eyeing merchandise in the marketplace. The friend asked why he was looking, since he never bought anything. Socrates said: "Because I am always amazed to see how many things there are that I don't need."
At Christmas, Christians need to develop a new discipline. As our
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jun 13, 2005
Finally, we give, give, give. Jesus left his heavenly throne, laid aside the glory that was his, and came to us. He gave his life on the cross of Calvary that we might be redeemed and reconciled to God. He gave us life, and he has blessed us beyond even our ability to measure. Giving is a
Contributed by Dana Chau on Dec 16, 2002
Let me close an excerpt from Sharon Jaynes’ book, Celebrating a Christ-centered Christmas:
An African boy listened carefully as his teacher explained why Christians give presents to each other on Christmas day. "The gift is an expression of our joy over the birth of Jesus and our friendship
Contributed by Steve Smith on Dec 23, 2006
Let me close with an excerpt from Sharon Jaynes’ book, “Celebrating a Christ-centered Christmas”:
An African boy listened carefully as his teacher explained why Christians give presents to each other on Christmas day. "The gift is an expression of our joy over the birth of Jesus and our
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 28, 2007
There once was a man named Randy Lo – his friends just called him Lo. Lo lived a hard life ignoring the many attempts of friends to introduce him to Jesus Christ. Eventually, though, Lo did become a Christian, giving his life over to our Lord Jesus. After some time, his walk with the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 7, 2009
GOD'S PROVISION: THE HOLY SPIRIT
Without the Holy Spirit the church could not exist. It is He who inspired the writers of Scripture, and He who dwells in every Christian, giving us life in Christ. All our efforts are dust and ashes apart from Him.
A young man asked an old rich man how he made
Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Mar 2, 2013
WAITING FOR KINGDOM BENEFITS
My wife and I live in a suburban neighborhood and moved in eleven years ago. I did not spend much time in my garden because there were no trees against the fence and my neighbors could look right into the property.
I went to the nursery and bought some trees. They