The Secret to Balancing Your Budget

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We all know we probably should prepare a budget and try balancing it. Yet, according to Gallup in a new poll released just last week, only one third of Americans actually prepare a detailed household budget. Even fewer prepare a long-term financial plan outlining their savings and investment goals in detail. It's as if we're missing the secret ingredient, a magical technique that will somehow make it all work. The Church has seen a lot of training on the topic of finances in the last few … [Read more...]

Why Living Generously Gives God the Greatest Glory

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We often emphasize how difficult it is for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus made that point clearly after watching the rich young ruler walk away from an invite to follow Jesus. Christ vividly likened the challenge as that of a camel passing through the eye of a needle. Whether he meant a certain gate in Jerusalem or what we envision as a sharp sewing tool, the bottom line was that his disciples viewed it as pretty impossible as evidence by their stunned reaction: The young … [Read more...]

With Apologies to Dave Ramsey – Live Like Jesus

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Yesterday I was contemplating a potential tag-line for the series of films that began with Living Generously, continued with Loving Generously (now complete and available soon), and the final Leading Generously series (under development).  Then it hit me. Dave Ramsey, a Christian financial guru who has helped many people (Christian and otherwise) get out of debt, has a famous maxim: "Live like no one else, so that you can live like no one else."  It's never quite sat right with me. … [Read more...]

What Does a Generous Church Look Like?

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The founder of Rhemedia, Jack Alexander, shared a point with me once that I've never forgotten.  Every church, he said, has a church membership class, and church membership classes often help congregants find ways in which they can serve the church.  That's a perfectly fine thing.  Churches are important and serving the church is good.  But churches ought to have "kingdom citizen" classes too.  When you become a follower of Jesus Christ, the reality into which you are inaugurated is much … [Read more...]

Keeping Up with Rhemedia

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Rhemedia was founded by people who believe in the power of film to convey life-changing truth.  To date, Rhemedia has developed 22 films, some of which can be found at www.rhemedia.com.  When we gave away the film called "Bullseye" in the month of March (since it's an Easter parable), it spread swiftly all over the globe. An emphasis has emerged on the issue of generosity.  Our founder, Jack Alexander, is passionately committed to reawakening a deeper, broader, more Christ-like vision of … [Read more...]

The Good News of Easter

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For the month of March we gave away our film "Bullseye". For those of you who haven't seen Bullseye yet, you can watch it below. In order to spread the word we ran a group of giveaways. In exchange for your help we gave away 5 different Apple Products. The grand prize was an iPad Mini and the winner of the iPad Mini is Janet, from the United Kingdom! It was an exciting week leading up to Easter with several thousand people watching Bullseye for the first time. In addition, we had dozens … [Read more...]

How to Use Bullseye For Your Kids

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Are you wondering how to use Bullseye with your family this Easter? We want to help you out! The following is taken from the Bullseye Study Guide. Key Verse Romans 8:3-4: “For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the … [Read more...]

Do You Ever Feel Like God is Hiding From You?

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Do you ever feel like God's ignoring your prayers? In Proverbs 25:2 it's written, "It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.” It’s easy to feel as though our prayers are unanswered and God’s truths are unrevealed. Sometimes we have to search, and it feels as though God is hiding himself from us — hiding his truth, hiding his love, hiding his will for us. The Bible tells us it is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and the glory of … [Read more...]


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