Four Types of Biblical Giving You Should Practice This Week

Giving is Biblical.  Christians are to be generous with our time and treasure.  God empowers us to live above the sins of covetousness and greed.  Do you practice these four types of Biblical giving?

4 Kinds of Biblical Giving

1. Alms

Alms is anything given to relieve the poor.  It could be money, food, clothing, shelter, etc.  God expects for us to look for the needs of the less fortunate and fulfill them as He leads us by His Holy Spirit.  Recently, a few men in our church noticed that a family that drives a long distance to come to our church had bald tires on their vehicle.  Those men privately gave money to purchase tires.  The beneficiaries don’t even know who provided the funds.  That is alms.

A meal bought for a hungry man would be alms. So would a coat bought to protect a child from the cold.  Groceries that are given to a family that no income.  These are all examples of alms.   When is the last time you saw a need and quietly fulfilled it?

Build some money into your budget so you can be a blessing as God brings needs to your attention.

Matthew 6:1–4   Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

2. Tithe

Abraham tithed before the Law.  Moses penned it in the Law.  Jesus commended it in the New Testament.  Yes, you should Tithe.  The Tithe is (more…)

Overcoming Common Hindrances to Soulwinning

Did you tell someone about Jesus today?  Why do we fail to tell the greatest story ever told? Here are some common hindrances to soul winning that we can overcome with God’s Word.

Hindrances to Soulwinning

As believers, it is our mission to proclaim God’s saving grace through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ giving others an opportunity to accept Him as their Saviour.  We can choose to be consistent soulwinners once we overcome these obstacles that hinder us.

1. Ignorance

Some people feel that they cannot win people to Christ because they have not been trained sufficiently.  Is someone that has not been taught about soulwinning still accountable to do so? Yes! The woman at the well in John chapter four was one of the most effective personal soulwinners recorded in the Bible, yet she had no training.  As soon as she believed in Jesus (more…)

3 Bible Reasons to Live a Separated Life

Some cry foul or “legalism” at the very mention of living a life separated from sin.  Does God have an opinion?  Here are 3 Bible reasons that every Christian should strive to live a holy life.

3 Bible Reasons to Live a Separated Life.

Convictions.  Standards.  Sanctification.  Holy Living.  The concept goes by different names among different groups.  Whatever name you choose to describe it, the honest Christian must admit that God does not want His people living in sin.  Why would God allow His Son to die such a horrible death on the Cross if sin didn’t really matter to Him? (more…)

“Will You Go With Me?” Christian Poem

The Lord gave me this poem as I was meditating on the condition of the unbelieving world and our responsibility to reach them with the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I pray it will minister to your heart.

 

Multitudes lost and hopeless,

I can hear their cry.

Though their lives be godless,

I can’t just let them die.

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Terrific Marriage Advice from 12 Christian Couples

You Can Have a Great Marriage

You can have a great marriage!  Don’t settle for a mediocre relationship.  Engage the promises of God in your family by following this powerful advice from church members just like you.

Happily Married - Terrific Marriage Advice

 

As a pastor, I not only teach our church members, but I get the privilege of learning from them as well.  I thank God for faithful Christian people that love the Lord.  I asked 12 couples at our recent Valentine’s Banquet to give me one powerful marriage tip they have learned over the years.  We shared these during the banquet, and I commented on each one.   Their responses were worth their weight in gold!  I decided to share them with you today.   (more…)