You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Start Living Generously

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I can hear the dulcet tones of Snow White’s voice now as she twirls with the birds and assorted forest creatures. "Someday my prince will come, someday my – ."  You get the idea.Snow White lived each day hoping that someday, somehow, her dream would come true. Her prince would magically appear. Only then could she fulfill her destiny.That worked in the fairy tale. Sort of. Except for the whole poison apple, sleep-of-death stuff.But we can do the same thing when it comes to living gene … [Read more...]

You Don’t Have to Wear a Cape to Be a Generous Hero

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It's true. You don't have to wear a cape to be a hero. That's good news for most of us Christ-followers who prefer to keep a lower profile.But when it comes to following Christ, the Apostle Peter reveals that doing heroic deeds is but the natural next step as we build on our faith.  His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious an … [Read more...]

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.  The point … [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 broader … [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 ge … [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...]


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