You all probably remember the photos that Eve [our former children’s worker] brought back from Zambia of bags of grain lying in church as people had brought a true tithe, ten per cent of their crop to give to God. People in Africa have very little and yet are very generous.
In this country
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2006
Wealth & Generosity: The 400 taxpayers with the highest reported incomes gave away more than 14% of their incomes to charity.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 20, 2007
Generosity Varies- People in the Midwest gave the highest portion of after-tax income to charitable contributions (2%), while the South and West were tied for the next place (1.6% each) ant the Northeast
Contributed by Sermon Central 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
Generosity isn’t always as generous as it might seem. There is a story out of Miami, Florida about six Royal Palm trees that had been vandalized and cut down along Miami’s Flager Street. Due to the expense involved in replacing them Dade County wasn’t sure how soon, if ever. they would be
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 18, 2010
NFL Quarterback’s Pre-Game Generosity Impacts Family
There was a time when the bread-winner of the family worked a night shift in a low paying job and relied on food stamps to feed their large family. But that all changed after the Saint Louis Rams won the Super Bowl in 2000. And because of those
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
Thats what I consider true generosity. You give your all and yet you always feel
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 23, 2004
Someone has said there are 3 types of givers: One type is like a piece of flint. It has to be struck by some object to give, and then only produces sparks and chips. Another type is like a sponge. The more it is squeezed, the more it gives. Then there is the type like
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 Jim Butcher on Apr 10, 2018
The woman in the red skirt walked up to the counter and laid down two bags of flour. There beside the register were the rest of her groceries.
"That everything?" asked the man behind the counter. He owned the general store, waited on her every Thursday as she came to town to do her shopping. He
The debt has been paid… (forgive us our debts…)
The graduating class of Morehouse College got a surprise gift on Sunday (May 19, 2019) when billionaire Robert F. Smith announced during his commencement speech that he would pay off the entire student debt of the graduating class.
Student loans in
Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 11, 2018
Once upon a time there was a king who ruled a vast domain. He was the wealthiest person in the world: thousands of horses, dozens of homes, access to anything his heart desired. There was nothing anyone could give him that he did not already possess.
One day at the door of the throne room a
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 Todd Catteau on May 27, 2015
I don’t like peanut butter. Some people get very upset when I tell them that. It’s nothing personal. It’s not a character flaw. I just don’t like it. I don’t even like the smell of it. My mother told me I ate a lot of peanut butter when I was young, so maybe I just reached my limit. My two
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 24, 2019
From Parade magazine comes the story of self-made millionaire Eugene Land, who greatly changed the lives of a sixth-grade class in East Harlem. Mr. Lang had been asked to speak to a class of 59 sixth-graders. What could he say to inspire these students, most of whom would drop out of school? He
Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Dec 15, 2003
I heard a story of a missionary in Africa who received a knock on the door of his hut one afternoon. Answering, the missionary found a native boy holding a large fish in his hands. The boy said, "Reverend, you taught us what tithing is, so here. I've brought you my tithe." As the missionary
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