Contributed on Nov 4, 2001
Giving to God can get Heaven’s attention and have benefits that only the faithful can realize.
Open: A preacher died and found himself waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him was a guy dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket and jeans. Saint Peter addresses him, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you into Heaven?" The guy replies, "I’m Joe ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2001
What would a prophecy about Jesus have to do with the idea of tithing?
A minister took his son with him one night to a small church where he’d been invited to preach. At the entrance of the church building, they passed a little table with a box on it and a sign which read "Alms Box." Reaching into his pocket, the preacher took out $10 and dropped it in. When ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2001
The parable of the dishonest steward is perhaps the most uncomfortable one to preach on. But, there may be more there to learn than we had previously thought.
A man took his seat in the theater, but he was too far from the stage. He whispered to the usher, "This play is a mystery, and I like this type of play so much I really watching them close up so I can catch all of the dialogue. If you’ll get me a better seat I’ll give you a handsome tip." So, ...read more