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“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35) Yesterday, we talked about two different ways you can show love to the people around you. Today, I want us…

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As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that…

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Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  (2 Corinthians 9:7) As followers of Jesus, we are called to be generous and giving. The Lord loves when we give, and He enjoys watching us act generously. Let’s take a…

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“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38) There is something very powerful and downright exciting about being a giver. During my seminary days, I decided…

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And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. (Hebrews 13:16) Yesterday, we talked about practicing generosity. As followers of Christ, we are called to be generous with what we have been given. You might be thinking, “I want to be able to give, but I…

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“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by…

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“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees, and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty. But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ ‘Will a…

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“Then Adoni-Bezek said, ‘Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.’ They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.”(Judges 1:7) Completing the conquest of the Promised Land was a progression, just like the…

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“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9) Sometimes serving the Lord gets hard and His workers get frustrated and stuck, ready to bail out at the next exit. The story is told of a young preacher…

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“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” – Luke 6:38 Last week, we talked about how generosity is a major part of God’s character. He is…

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