Contributed on Jan 7, 2007
The Israelites had returned from captivity to find their city and their temple in ruins. They rebuilt what they could, but they became despondant because they weren’t wealthy enough to restore the temple to its former glory. However, God gave them insight
OPEN: An old farmer was about to die and he called his 2 sons to his bedside. He said, "Boys, my farm and the fields are yours. You each have equal shares. I leave you a little ready money, but the bulk of my wealth is hidden somewhere in the ground of the farm. I’m not sure anymore quite where it ...read more
Contributed on Jan 14, 2007
Our tithes and offerings should be a matter of joy... but too often they’re not. Learn the secret of placing your treasure with God.
OPEN: Back in 1905, there was baseball game at Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rhyolites were playing the Beattys and the Beattys were up to bat. The pitcher threw the ball, the batter swung - and the ball rocketed toward 1st base. The 1st baseman was a man named William Giffiths, and as he saw the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 22, 2007
Money has the power to shackle us to this present world. Our tithes and offerings have the power to power to shackle us to God in faith.
OPEN: A preacher named Ray Stedman traveled across the country for a week of meetings. The only problem was, his baggage didn’t make it. He needed a couple of suits so he went down to the local thrift shop. When he told the salesman, "I’d like to get a couple of suits," the man smiled, led ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2007
The "health and wealth" doctrine is a heresy. But it uses many sound Biblical truths in its false teaching. Do you know what one basic truth they’ve left out?
OPEN: Ray Stedman shared the true story of a man who lived in Houston that received a letter from a large international radio broadcast seeking support from Christians for their broadcasting. They sent out a letter - the kind that is double-spaced, every sentence is a paragraph, and they ...read more