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Philippians 4:14-23 — When we give

I mentioned in my last blog that the problem with many Christians is that they are still self-centered. That they’re always focused on their wants and needs. But that is not God’s will for us, and that’s not how the Philippians … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 9:8-11 — Abounding in grace

Just a quick note before today’s blog:  I am currently on vacation, and so my blogs may be hit or miss for the next week and a half or so, depending on whether I have both time and access to a … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 9:6-7 — Principles of giving

Here in this passage, we see two key principles of giving. Paul says, Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  (6) This is true in all aspects of life.  If, … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 8:9 — Our example in giving

How much do we know the grace of Jesus in our lives?  And if we really did know it, how would it change our attitude in our giving, not only of our money, but of our time, our resources, and … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 8:7 — Excelling in acts of grace

In this verse, Paul encourages the Corinthians, But just as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us–see that you also excel in this grace of giving. The Corinthians were … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 8:1-5 — What giving is all about

Generosity.  Giving. These are two things I have to admit I’m still working on in my life.  Perhaps it comes from being the youngest child in my family.  Perhaps it just comes from my sinful, selfish nature.  But generosity and … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 16:1-4 — When we give

As Paul often did when he visited the churches, he collected offerings to support the poor Christians in Jerusalem. And in his instructions, I think we see several principles concerning our giving. First, give in accordance with your income.  Don’t … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 14:26 — Bringing something to give

One excuse people often use as to why they leave the church is, “I’m just not getting anything out of it.” It’s almost as if they expect to be entertained or coddled, and if that’s not happening, they are no … Continue reading

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Romans 15:23-29 — Sharing with those from whom we receive spiritual blessing

Money is always a touchy subject.  And talking about tithing always is within the church.  A lot of Christians argue that tithing is not a New Testament teaching, and I believe they’re right.  (There are others that do differ with … Continue reading

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Luke 14:12-14 — Giving

As Jesus looked around the room, I wonder what kind of people he saw?  A lot of people were invited to this dinner, and I would guess that he was the only one who was not considered at least moderately … Continue reading

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Luke 8:1-3 — From blessed to blessing

This is a passage that’s very short, but teaches a very important lesson.  We see Jesus here going out from town to town, preaching the gospel.  And along with his disciples, we see three women, Mary Magdalene, the wife of … Continue reading

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Malachi 3:6-12 — Tithing

Some people may see this and wonder, “Why are you talking about tithing?  That was Old Testament law.  The New Testament says nothing about Christians tithing.” That’s true.  When Malachi was talking to the Israelites, he was talking to people … Continue reading

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