Why don’t we give?

Why We Don’t Give Christians are called to be cheerful givers (see 2 Corinthians 9:7).  We should regularly give a portion of our time, talents and treasures to the Kingdom of God.  As beings created in the image of God (see Genesis 2:26-27), we are hardwired to be charitable, since God is a generous God (see John 3:16).  My pastor used to say, “We are never more like Jesus than when we give.”  The New Testament instructs us in this matter, telling us “to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share” (1 Timothy 6:18).   Despite the Bible...
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Why Money Matters

Giving is a controversial subject amongst 21st century American believers.  It seems that many are shy to talk about money.  This is ironic, when one considers the prosperity which our country has experienced.  By traveling abroad, one quickly learns that the U.S. is an island of plenty in a world of need.  Why do so many believers shun sermons on stewardship?  Why are preachers afraid to broach the subject? I believe our reluctance in this area has much to do with the form of idolatry which is most prevalent in our nation — materialism.  Many don’t like talk concerning tithing because they...
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