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 Lou Nicholes on Jan 25, 2005
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
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 21, 2002
We all like the reputation of being generous, and we’d all
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 11, 2002
An old time evangelist passed the hat for an offering, and when it came back it was embarrassingly empty. He shook the hat to make clear it was empty, and then lifted his eyes to heaven and said,
Contributed by Kent Lenard on Nov 18, 2002
Flip Wilson was a popular comedian several years ago, some of you are old enough to remember him, and some are not.
1. But one of his characters was a Preacher at the "What’s Happening Now Church." In a skit that he did he told about this preacher.
2. He’d yell: "IF THIS CHURCH IS GOING
Contributed by Dana Chau on Dec 16, 2002
The missionary decided to give the goat to the tribal leader as a gesture of kindness to build the trust needed to share the love of God. In return, the tribal leader gave the missionary his walking stick.
Without the goat milk, the missionary became weaker and weaker over the next couple of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 7, 2003
During Cyrus McCormick’s boyhood, farmers faced the unwieldy task of harvesting increasingly larger crops of grain. McCormick inherited his father’s dream to perfect a mechanical reaping machine. When he did (assisted by a slave named Jo Anderson), Cyrus McCormick made history. In 1847 McCormick
Contributed by Ron Crow on Jan 27, 2003
Someone once said, “Give according to your income, lest God make your income
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 14, 2003
A man is no fool who gives what he
cannot keep to gain what he cannot
Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Feb 21, 2003
The story is told of a farmer who once went to hear John Wesley. He preached that day about money.
His first point was, "Get all you can." "Fine," whispered the farmer to his neighbor. Wesley’s second point was, "Save all you can." "Better still," the farmer said. Then came the third and last
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 10, 2003
A sideshow strongman was exhibiting his prowess and as a final trick he squeezed the juice from a lemon between his hands and then offered ten dollars to anyone in the audience who could squeeze a single drop out of it. Several husky men tried, to no avail. Finally, a small bespectacled man came
Contributed by D Todd on Apr 22, 2004
This really illustrates the point of God’s Provision and how He works through us. I go to the grocery store and get a pie. You will have to try which one works best for you. I like to use apple or the frozen kind that leaves lots of left over crumbs and pieces in the bottom of the pan.
. Bobby Eklund states:
Families are in financial crisis, not always because of economic downturns or situations out of their control, but because we normally bring these problems upon ourselves. Families have readily accepted the notion that the best way to get things done is through debt. It is
Contributed by Amanda Wilson on May 3, 2004
Yet another film I have seen recently is called Pay It Forward, and in that story some year 7 students are set a social studies project in which they are to think of a way that one of them could do something which would change the world. No easy assignments for this class! Yet one of the students
Contributed by Dan Steadman on Jun 11, 2004
Sometimes you read biographies or hear speakers that sound a little like ‘the above’. It is estimated that during D L Moody’s lifetime, he traveled more than one million miles, spoke to more than 100 million people, and led hundreds of thousands, if not millions, to a personal relationship with
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jul 15, 2004
Bishop Blake of the Oklahoma Area Conference told this story at General Conference…
“In 1999, the Oklahoma Conference met soon after the tragic tornadoes that swept thought the area, the most severe ever calculated by measuring devices. Many homes and many lives were destroyed. That conference
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Jul 23, 2004
During World War II, a fighter pilot bailed out into occupied France. His life was saved by the courageous French people who sheltered him and helped him escape. After the war was over, the pilot took all the money he could scrape together and went back to Normandy to look for the people who had
Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 23, 2004
It was said that Mr. Ericsson of Colgate Palmolive Philippines, Inc. gave 90% of his income intead of 10% to God. He challenged the Lord by his
There are three kinds of givers -- the flint, the sponge and the honeycomb. To get anything out of a flint you must hammer it. And then you get only chips and sparks. To get water out of a sponge you must squeeze it, and the more you use pressure, the more you will