How do we Increase Giving in the Church?

  Mark 12:41-44; Acts 2:44-45; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:7 Simply put, from over twenty years of research and practice in this subject and a Ph.D., in it, it all comes down to two words, maturity and gratitude. The ones who give are going in their faith. Growing mature in the precepts of God’s... Continue Reading →

The Perception of Stewardship PI

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35 Read Psalm 24:1; Acts 20:35; 2 Cor. 9:7; James 1:17; 1 Pet. 1:3-5: From God’s perspective, what are... Continue Reading →

The Temple Tax

“After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” “Yes, he does,” he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect... Continue Reading →

Stingy is Unfaithfulness

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38   Read Matt. 25:14-30: Take a look at, “You wicked, lazy servant!” Now, what is the meaning of unfaithfulness?... Continue Reading →

Rethink your Giving

As we end 2015, now is a good time to rethink your giving.  “For we live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7  Are you giving what's right, or what's left? 2 Corinthians 8-9 Is God blessing you? If so what are you giving back to your church, missions, or community? We can never... Continue Reading →

The Best Financial Moves

What are the  best basic financial moves a Christian must make?  Here are the top six from Crown: First, make giving to the Lord’s work your top financial priority. The Bible calls us to honor the Lord with the first fruits of our wealth.  I believe 10% of our gross annual income is the starting goal.... Continue Reading →

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