Can It Ever Be Wrong to Be Generous?

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Imagine yourself in church this coming Sunday.The offering container comes your way and you slip in a check with a lot of zeroes -- to the left of the decimal. You sit back with a contented sigh when suddenly the music stops abruptly. You turn your eyes to the stage to see -- Jesus! And he's pointing at you.At first you think He must be pointing you out as an example of being generous, but then your face turns a deep crimson as you realize He's pointing you out as an example of how not … [Read more...]

How to Train Yourself to Be Generous

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God is like giant gumball machine. At least it seems that way sometimes. We see the colorful blessings we want behind the rigid plastic. We find the right spot to put in our coin to make the request. And --pop! -- out it comes into our waiting hands.We've been able to train ourselves pretty well to expect to get what we want from God. But we don't seem to be all that eager to train ourselves to be generous with what He gives us.As I study Scripture, I see repeatedly that God is more … [Read more...]


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