Contributed on Oct 4, 2009
1) The Proverb 2) The Word 3) The Provision& 4) The Harvest of giving
What do Bill Gates & Mother Teresa have in common? Generosity. Being generous is a godly motive for ministry. In Corinth, False teachers were questioning Paul’s motives for ministry. Evidently they were suggesting that Paul was pocketing contributions earmarked for the poor believers in Jerusalem. ...read more
Contributed on Oct 12, 2009
Ephesians 5:20 tells 1) When, 2) For what, 3) To whom & 4) How the Spirit–filled believer is to be thankful.
People may have one of three possible attitudes about thanksgiving. 1) The first is that it is unnecessary. Some people are not thankful simply because they think they deserve every good thing they have—and more. The rich firmer of Jesus’ parable who was presumptuous about his future ...read more
Contributed on Oct 18, 2009
Love is 1)Enriching 2) Edifying &3)Enduring.
It’s a rare thing these days to get a letter. I’m not talking about the junk mail of solicitations, or bills, nor the hundreds of emails we get but a genuine hand written letter from someone we care about. There is a warmth and personal touch that we get in no other medium. 1 Corinthians 13 is one ...read more
Contributed on Nov 15, 2009
Looking at 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 we can see the nature of difficulties in: 1) Giving Hope (2 Cor. 1:3-7), 2) Getting Hope (2 Cor. 1:8-9), 3) Praise for Hope ( 2 Cor. 1:10-11)
The actions recently of major Nidal Malik Hassan on Fort Hood in Texas, have been shocking. The US army psychiatrist, who was charged with providing hope and comfort to distressed soldiers, turned on them, shooting 51. In 2 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul rejoiced because God has so recently ...read more
Contributed on Nov 23, 2009
We are to Give Grace in 1) Truth 2) Anger 3) Possessions 4) Words and 5) Virtue
Should there be a limit to the kindness that we show to others? A big debate is brewing after a recent superior court decision that the government not always demand that immigration sponsors repay government assistance to immigrants who fail to live up to immigration pledges. This is in essence a ...read more
Contributed on Nov 29, 2009
We are to Give Worship to God because 1) Our Souls have been given to God and 2) Our bodies, 3) Our minds, and 4) Our wills should be given as well.
As 2009 approaches its final weeks we see the wrap of not only a year but of the first decade of the Millennium. The greed of the 80’s resulted in caution being thrown to the wind in the 90’s resulting in the bottom falling out of the last ten years (the 00’s?). When people en mass strove to ...read more