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  • Giving To God!

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Jan 11, 2014
     | 1,446 views

    Friend, it’s one thing to count, think thousand times and give a few rupee notes from the plenty that you have or drop all that you have into the offering box and trust Him for the future.

    Giving to God! Lord, I wish I had more to give you……. “After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the LORD at Shiloh. “(1 Samuel ...read more

  • Honouring God With Our Treasure

    Contributed by William Baeta on Nov 22, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,358 views

    “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on” Mark 12:43-44

    Theme: Honouring God with our treasure Text: 1 Kings 17:7-16; 1 Tim. 6:17-19; Mark 12:41-44 Giving is an attitude that is contrary to our fleshly nature. The flesh is a way of thinking that is contrary to the Word of God and it has been said that the last part of us to be converted is our ...read more

  • The Most Overlooked Key To Church Growth Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 11, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 10,934 views

    Acts 6 tells us that after the church met the needs of its widows, the "disciples multiplied greatly". What caused this dramatic explosion of growth and what can we learn from that?

    Back in the 17th Century, there was a German preacher named August Francke. He had seen the homeless children in his city and was so moved by their living conditions that he decided to found an orphanage for them. But as is often the case with such ministries, money was always tight, and he ...read more

  • From Selfishness To Selflessness

    Contributed by Trae Durden on Jun 11, 2013
     | 2,275 views

    How to go from being selfish to being selfless.

    From Selfishness to Selflessness Mark 12:41-44 “And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples ...read more

  • Seeing Properly Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 19, 2014
     | 2,423 views

    Jesus cares how we view him, ourselves and our possessions.

    • We value our vision. Seeing is important. • Many have had to experience, either for a temporary period, or in an advancing stage, life without good vision. • Part of that is getting old, I am learning. Just another inconvenience of living to be older. • A pastor went to ...read more

  • People Jesus Commended For Their Giving Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Apr 13, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,864 views

    Most people think it’s rude to talk about other people’s giving but Jesus didn’t have any qualms about it.

    Everyone enjoys being recognized for the good they have accomplished even if they do the “No really, you don’t have to” thing. They enjoy being thanked and acknowledged for what they’ve done, maybe not publically but people want to know they have made a difference in their world. The scripture ...read more

  • Commended By The Giver Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Mar 24, 2018
     | 1,397 views

    This message looks at 3 different times that Jesus commended people for what they gave.

    Everyone enjoys being recognized for the good they have accomplished even if they do the “No really, you don’t have to” thing. They enjoy being thanked and acknowledged for what they’ve done, maybe not publically but people want to know they have made a difference in their world. The scripture ...read more

  • What? No Offering Plates? Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Nov 10, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,455 views

    Sermon 2 of 5 on why we do what we do in church. At the Meridian Christian Church we don’t pass an offering plate. Did you ever wonder why?

    Luke 7:36-50 (NCV) 36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, so Jesus went into the Pharisee’s house and sat at the table. 37 A sinful woman in the town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house. So she brought an alabaster jar of perfume 38 and stood behind Jesus at his ...read more

  • Authentic Worship? Or Picking Blackberries? Series

    Contributed by Mike Dankson on Oct 30, 2015
     | 2,436 views

    This sermon is designed to help people consider the true meaning of Worship and to view their own "worship" through the prism of scripture and the example of the widow's gift

    Mark 12:41-44 – Authentic Worship? or Picking Blackberries? And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he ...read more

  • Beware Of The Scribes Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jan 30, 2016
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,162 views

    Jesus' disapproval of the scribes and approval of the poor widow in Luke 20:45-21:4 warns us about the despotic authority of religious leadership.

    Scripture Jesus was in the final week of his life. After his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, Jesus returned to the temple on Monday and drove out the merchants who were selling their wares and obscuring the people’s access to God. This enraged the religious rulers, who ...read more

  • Proper 27 B Be Thou A Blessing Motive For Ministry

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Nov 20, 2006
     | 798 views

    Christians sometimes fail to realize the great eternal value of the gifts God has given them if used in his service; the widow’s mite and the poor widow in Elijah’s day are examples of how God values our gifts.

    Proper 27 B BE THOU A BLESSING MOTIVE FOR MINISTRY I Kings 17:8-16 The word of the Lord came to Elijah the prophet, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came ...read more

  • My Neighbor

    Contributed by Hans Krause on Oct 19, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,657 views

    Have you ever thought of what difference a word of compassion, encouragement, or affirmation can make in someone else's life? This sermon calls us to recognize others' needs and to show our love for them in the appropriate love language.

    [Sermon preached on 26 August 2018, 14th Sunday after Pentecost / 3rd year, ELCF Lectionary] Somehow, widows have been on my mind this past week. Last Tuesday, I was contacted by a woman whose husband had just died. She asked me to arrange the funeral. That same day, I read the Bible readings for ...read more

  • Giving It All Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Nov 4, 2017
     | 5,630 views

    Jesus celebrates the sacrifice of the giver, not the size of the gift.

    Beth and I had the joy of serving at the Fall Festival of Fun on Tuesday night. I’m thankful to Sheila Kuriscak and her team for creating this family-friendly outreach. Our job was to greet people as they came in and give kids bags for all their candy. I would estimate that more than 70% of ...read more

  • Project 7

    Contributed by Bret Bone on Mar 18, 2013
     | 548 views

    While sitting and praying in my office this past week about a man the world only knows as Jesus. My mind began to wonder who the non-church goer really thinks that Jesus is...or why He even came and lived on earth. For those of us here today that ar

    Video... Welcome to our Church Slide #1 Welcome... Prayer While sitting and praying in my office this past week about a man the world only knows as Jesus. My mind began to wonder who the non-church goer really thinks that Jesus is...or why He even came and lived on earth. For ...read more

  • What Possess You? Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 21, 2006
     | 922 views

    The Health, Weatlh & Prosperity gospel has made a come back. Should we expect God to bless us financially? Is it a sign of His favor if we become rich or His displeasure if we are not?

    Luke 12:15 "Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist of the abundance of his possessions." "Abundance" means to be in excess "Covetousness" means "to hold more" "Take heed" (take care): to stare at "Beware" (be on your guard): to watch, ...read more