Contributed on Jan 8, 2006
Who owns my money determines not only what I give to God, but how I treat God. Who "owns" your money and what difference does it make?
OPEN: Gordon Wood, a preacher in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin once wrote: “Recently, I tried something different in our worship service. Instead of preaching at the end, I did it first, with music, the offering, and Scripture reading afterward. As I stood behind the pulpit, I could see people getting ...read more
Contributed on Jan 16, 2006
How many credit cards are in your wallet? And is debt a good thing for Christians?
OPEN: How many of you have at least one credit card in your wallets or purses? How many have 2 credit cards… How many have 3? According to one of the most recent reports the average American household holds 12 Visas, MasterCards and various other cards. Credit card companies send out more than ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2006
Why did God require the tithe in the Old Testament? Was it because He needed the money? Consider these possible benefits to giving your gifts to God.
OPEN: Year ago, if you wanted a pair of shoes, you couldn’t go down to “Payless Shoes” or “Shoe Carnival”. You couldn’t even go down to Sears or J.C. Penney to pick a pair of ready made shoes to wear. There was a time when – if you wanted shoes or boots – you had to go someone called a “Shoe ...read more
Contributed on Jan 29, 2006
Four truths about Abraham’s faith and how they relate to our commitment to giving our offering to God.
OPEN: Several years back a woman wrote this letter to Ann Landers “Dear Ann Landers: The letter from the woman married to the tightwad …reminded me of my wonderful aunt. Aunt "Emma" was married to a tightwad who was also a little strange. He made a good salary, but they lived frugally ...read more