When Jesus was people-watching and taught his disciples how to be generous

I love people-watching.  When I was in college, I took a class in which one of our assignments was to go to a place where lots of people walk by and we had to people-watch. While we were watching them, we were to pray that God would give us a heart for people.  I neverContinue reading “When Jesus was people-watching and taught his disciples how to be generous”

What the Bible teaches about how much you should give (or How to beat donor fatigue in a world that asks a lot)

Donor fatigue is real. Do you feel it?  Are you tired of all the people and organizations asking you to support them?  Last week I introduced the issue of donor fatigue by saying that in our culture, where money is tight for so many, it can be hard to be generous.  When all of theContinue reading “What the Bible teaches about how much you should give (or How to beat donor fatigue in a world that asks a lot)”

Do you feel you’re being asked to give too much, too often?

How many of you are living paycheck to paycheck? What do I mean by “paycheck to paycheck”?  What I mean is that you need that paycheck to keep coming in order to pay your bills.  If you don’t get that paycheck, you won’t be able to pay bills, buy groceries, etc.  Does that describe yourContinue reading “Do you feel you’re being asked to give too much, too often?”

Oh Geez…Not another sermon about giving…

A few years ago my family attended my son’s middle school soccer team’s end-of-year pizza party in the school cafeteria.  We were brand new to the school district, and in fact had not even moved there yet.  But we had a sales agreement on our new house, enough to meet school board requirements to letContinue reading “Oh Geez…Not another sermon about giving…”