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  • Christian Fathers: Give Generously  PRO

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,850 views

    "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 ...read more

  • For Eighteen Fruitful Years, Dr. H.a. Ironside ...

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 25, 2005
     | 1,643 views

    For eighteen fruitful years, Dr. H.A. Ironside pastored the Moody Church in Chicago. When he got ready to take the offering, he would often say, "We ask God’s people to give generously. If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, we do not ask you to ...read more

  • A Cheerful Liver  PRO

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 1, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,865 views

    A CHEERFUL LIVER 2 Corinthians 9:7- God loves a cheerful giver. Mary Ann O'Roark: "As a little girl I heard grown ups repeat a bible verse that I was certain said, "God loveth a cheerful liver." I asked my grandma what a liver was. "It's a part inside you," she told me, "like your stomach ...read more

  • The More He Gave

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
     | 550 views

    The great writer and preacher, John Bunyan: "There was a man, Some called him mad; The ...read more

  • Two Kinds Of Giving

    Contributed by T D on Dec 28, 2010
     | 1,259 views

    TWO KINDS OF GIVING I have witnessed in my years of ministry people come to church and when they do not like a decision of the leadership or the minister, they decide to stop giving as a protest or decide to shift their giving to missions in order to inflict pain on the ministry of the church. ...read more

  • War On Poverty Fails

    Contributed by T D on Dec 28, 2010
     | 1,396 views

    WAR ON POVERTY FAILS I don't think any of us would consider ourselves to be wealthy when it comes to the top level of money makers in the USA, and while we clearly are not as well off as we were a year ago, our level of wealth and possibilities of being able to make a living far surpasses most ...read more

  • We Never Thought We Were Poor

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
     | 817 views

    WE NEVER THOUGHT WE WERE POOR Eddie Ogan
writes: I’ll never forget Christmas 1946. I was 14, my little sister Ocy was 12 and my older sister Darlene was 16. We lived at home with our mother, and the four of us knew what it was to do without many things. My dad had died five years ...read more

  • Doing Christmas Differently

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
     | 830 views

    DOING CHRISTMAS DIFFERENTLY Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, tells of his pastor in Portland Oregon at Imago Dei Community. He and some his friend decided they wanted to do Christmas differently. So he stood up in front of his congregation and challenged them not to go into debt that ...read more

  • Baptize The Wallet, Too

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Mar 27, 2011
     | 874 views

    BAPTIZE THE WALLET, TOO A man who was about to be baptized by immersion was on his way into the pool when he realized that in his back pocket was his wallet. He stopped and was about to remove it when the preacher said, "Stop! Either I baptize you wallet and all or not at all!" Now the ...read more

  • Tithe

    Contributed by Babatunde Bello on Aug 7, 2011
     | 2,010 views

    TITHE What is Tithe? Tithe is the tenth percent of our total income, which include basic salary, allowances and any other extra money you receive, such as tips, honorarium, or any source of fund that increases your ...read more

  • Winning In Losing  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,054 views

    WINNING IN LOSING Both teams that play in the Super Bowl think they will win, so both teams have special t-shirts and hats designed that declare them the victors. It costs about $2 million to have the apparel made--which means for the losing team, $2 million goes to waste, right? Wrong. A ...read more

  • Poor Man's Philanthropist  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,739 views

    POOR MAN'S PHILANTHROPIST In 2005, when Thomas Cannon died of colon cancer in a hospital in Richmond, Virginia, he was 79. Thomas described himself a "poor man's philanthropist." When Thomas was three years old, his father died. Once Thomas' mother remarried, the family of six lived in a ...read more

  • Someone Once Said: "Give According To Your ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 18, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,604 views

    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: ...read more

  • He Gave Everything Away

    Contributed by Johnny A. Palmer Jr. on Dec 7, 2011
     | 537 views

    HE GAVE EVERYTHING AWAY John Kluge was once the wealthiest man in America, he gave his 7,400 acre estate away estimated to be worth more than $45 million dollars. He is recognized for his generosity, yet ...read more

  • The Free-Food Tree

    Contributed by Johnny A. Palmer Jr. on Dec 7, 2011
     | 820 views

    THE FREE-FOOD TREE One year, a tree on the campus of Green Acres Elementary School, near Santa Cruz, California, bore strange fruit—mostly sandwiches, but sometimes a cookie, a cupcake, an apple or an orange. It came into full bearing from a seed planted by teachers Sophie Farrar and Sandra ...read more

  • Give, Give, Give

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 12, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,163 views

    GIVE, GIVE, GIVE One time a skeptic said to a preacher, "I can’t stand this Christianity business. All I ever hear from you Christians is give, give, give." The preacher thought a minute and said, ...read more

  • Cirrhosis Of The Giver

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 27, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,261 views

    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, ...read more

  • Almost Giving

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 21, 2012
     | 3,113 views

    ALMOST GIVING One of the Ad Council's most effective public service commercials is the "Don't Almost Give" campaign. One ad shows a man with crutches struggling to go up a flight of steps. The narrator says, "This man almost learned to walk at a rehab center that almost got built by people who ...read more

  • Healing House: "I Thought You Were Dead."  PRO

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Jan 6, 2013
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,751 views

    HEALING HOUSE: "I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD." Healing House is in Kansas City, Ks. It's a home for drug addicts started by a woman named Bobbie Jo. Bobbie Jo had been walking the streets for many years but then someone cared enough to share the Gospel with her and she was born again. At the same ...read more

  • Cirrhosis Of The Giver

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Jan 23, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,865 views

    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, ...read more