Tag: giving

Disciplined, methodical, cheerful

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And then Paul taught them in the process to be disciplined and methodical in this generosity, not just spontaneous or impulsive. So when he was collecting gifts for the poor he wrote to the Corinthians, “Now concerning the collection for the saints. . . . On the first day of every week [each Sunday, not Saturday], each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper” (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). For Paul, discipline and regularity went hand in hand with joy. God loves a cheerful giver. God loves to see that joy overflow with disciplined regularity.

John Piper

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From the book "The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving (Lifechange Books)"

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Wealthy but tight!

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A very wealthy man came to his vicar and said, “Father, I’m having a problem with this tithing thing. You see I made £500,000 dollars last year. If I gave 10% then I’d have to give £50,000. I can’t do that.” And the vicar took him aside and said, “would you pray with me, “Dear Lord please reduce this man’s income so that he can afford to give.”

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God of multiplication

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What cannot be achieved by addition, God does by multiplication. We reap what we sow, only many times more. What we give to the Lord, he multiplies.

Nicky Gumbel - UK Vicar, Alpha Course (1955- )

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How we handle money reveals

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How we handle money reveals much about the depth of our commitment to Christ. That’s why Jesus often talked about money. One-sixth of the gospels, including one out of every three parables, touches on stewardship. Jesus wasn’t a fundraiser. He dealt with money matters because money matters. For some of us, though, it matters too much.

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