Sermons on Giving
If God values joyful, loving generosity so much as to give his beloved Son to create it in his people, then we can be absolutely assured that when we are more generous, we will be more happy and more fulfilled because God is bound to work mightily for those whose behavior he values so highly.
Don't live for comforts, live for justice and compassion.
Be thankful, pay your vows, call for help. And when God delivers you from the day of trouble, glorify him with all your heart.
Everything we spend on ourselves should be to build a platform for giving, that is, for loving.
To give is not to buy. And that weekly crisis is utterly important to maintain.
The question that Jesus drives us to ask again and again is not, "How much should I give?" but rather, "How much dare I keep?"
When you get your paycheck, do you look to the Spirit for how to use this money for God's kingdom?
The kingdom of God is so valuable that losing everything on earth, but getting the kingdom, is a happy trade-off.
God is the Giver, not Taker, on both sides of our giving.