Show Of Hands

“In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.” – 1 Timothy 2:8. Perhaps you have experienced it. You are in church. The band is rocking. The place seems to pulse with excitement. Some hands come up. The music swells and the hands reach…

Pick Up The Bill

“And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.” – Genesis 14:19-20 The idea of giving, or tithing, has been around a long time.…

The One Percent

“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8. It seems like the 2008 recession was just yesterday. It is hard to believe that it has been…

To Your Heart’s Content

“Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.” – Philippians 4:11. If someone asked you a simple question, “are you content,” what would your answer be? Are you content with your circumstances? Last week we talked about Jeremiah 29:11:”For I know the plans I have…

Money Matters

“The seeds that fell among the thorns represent those who hear the message, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life. And so they never grow into maturity.” – Luke 8:14.  Despite what many people believe, money is not the root of all evil.…