1. Christsfreeservant

    How Great a Struggle I Have for You

    “For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery...
  2. Christsfreeservant

    Old Out, New In

    I’m sharing this here with you from my time of personal devotions with my Lord Jesus Christ, for your encouragement. Sue Love We read in Ephesians 4:17-24 that we, as followers of Jesus Christ, are to no longer live like the ungodly who are darkened in their understanding and who are hard of...
  3. BrotherJJ

    The Law of Reciprocity

    There is a universal law of divine reciprocity. You give; God gives more in return. When you plant a seed, the ground yields a harvest. That is a reciprocal relationship. The ground can only give to you as you give to the ground. You put money in the bank, and the bank returns interest. That...
  4. L

    Merit Points in Christianity

    How is merit points given ? Giving material things (Money, Gem, Land) or Sharing Christianity to others higher ? Sharing will be higher if u would ask me cause Gospel multiply ∞ (infinity) while giving material things is one to one only.
  5. Christsfreeservant

    Generosity Coupled with Wisdom

    1 John 3:16-18 ESV “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not...
  6. justme6272

    How can you financially support a church whose finances are in a secret black box?

    I was raised Southern Baptist, where an annual 'Business Meeting' was held once a year or so to print up a budget to be voted on by formal church members who felt like showing up on a Wednesday night. Deacons (and budget committee members when there was such a committee assigned), decided what...
  7. Kilk1

    Implications that “it pleased the Father” for “all the fullness” to dwell in Jesus (Col. 1:19, NKJV)

    Colossians 1:19 states (NKJV): For it pleased [the Father that] in Him all the fullness should dwell. Now, the New King James Version supplies "the Father," but to my knowledge, most understand the Father as the one referred to here. In saying "it pleased the Father" that "all the fullness"...
  8. Richard Mulcahy

    What have you given lately?

    What have you given lately? Deuteronomy 15:11 For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, “You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.” The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that about...
  9. justme6272

    If you were retired & planning your will, would you bother leaving anything to these next of kin?

    Assume that.... 1) The next of kin are nephews/nieces, married, some with young kids. They are the offspring of your sole deceased sibling who you didn't like, but you're trying not to hold that against their offspring. You have no closer relatives related to this decision, like your own...
  10. justme6272

    Is it pointless to designate offerings to specific sub-ministries?

    Why isnt it pointless to designate offering to a church or diversified non-profit when it just means that dept makes their budget sooner? I see it as an organized shell game by the powers at be, but I'm not blaming them if they're just doing what the donor wants. Let's say a children's ministry...
  11. A

    Giving too much.

    What happen if you always give too much in those donation. I mean literally giving like nothing will left to you. Especially in the church, lots of people asking for help in finances. Not all people can help by a church. How can we respond on this? Helping too much, like literally yes. Like...
  12. T

    Orthodox people in Tadjikistan need help

    Most of people in Tadjikistan are Muslims, as in the surrounding countries. Both Muslims and Orthodox mostly are below the poverty line. Our Dushanbe diocese of Russian Orthodox Church is trying to help all people, who come for help in the form of free lunches on Sundays, grocery sets, medicines...
  13. LoveFauth

    Family need help paying for Christian woman's funeral

  14. Stone-n-Steel

    Giving: guilt or fear?

    This is of course a very difficult topic for believers and those who lead in the ministry. If your motivation for giving is that you love God then at some point you will not have to give, and feel guilt over how you managed your finances. To say that God loves a cheerful giver is very nice, but...
  15. Monksailor

    Biblically Speaking, is GIVING supposed to be a SECRET thing?

    AND, IRS rulings aside, should churches be keeping record of or recognizing individual giving? (No room for this in space allowed for title.) Allow me to offer three other's comments first: "Still, it is also possible to have outward works but no inner reality. In this instance, religion is a...
  16. K

    I will not tithe, but give!

    I will never tithe again. Convince me I should. I pray that the Lord is with you all.
  17. Pavel Mosko

    A Question for Non-Sacramental Christians

    This question is for nonsacramental Protestant Christians who think sacraments are "unbiblical". Matthew 6 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret...
  18. HenSoma-OneBody

    Will A Man Rob God?

    I recently received an email from someone who said they were contemplating meaning from Malachi chapter three as it pertains to today’s Christians. I read and reread this chapter repeatedly and the Spirit opened my eyes to a great truth of this passage in scripture pertaining to His people...
  19. insurchoftruth

    Christian Bible Study-Who Gave More-Mark 12:43

    Christian Bible Study-Who Gave More-Mark 12:43 If we consider the amount the widow put compared to the big amount of money the rich put in the temple treasury, we can see that the rich put more money than she. But in the eyes of God, she put more money. There was something Jesus saw that she...
  20. Billy Evmur

    The bible does not say "give, give, give"

    I says "Give and it shall be given you again, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over shall be put into your lap, for the measure you give will be the measure you get back" The church needs to start preaching the WHOLE word of God...the poor need to hear the WHOLE counsel...