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Seven Truths about Christian Giving

Earlier this week, I wrote about three fallacies of giving. Today I want to write about seven truths about Christian giving. I think of this as a theology of giving. It certainly does not encompass everything about giving, but it does give us some basics. Here are seven truths about our generosity and giving. First, […]

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You Must Give

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed”–Proverbs 11:24-25. “The Spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions, and the nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we must become”–Henry Martyn. “We’re used to hearing […]

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Last Night’s Lottery

Yesterday afternoon I read a financial website concerning last night’s $700 million lottery. As you know people all over the country have been in a frenzy over such a large payout. Earlier in the day, I heard a discussion about getting lawyers to draw up papers in case people in an office were pooling their […]

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What Jesus Teaches Us About Generosity

Generosity is at the heart of God. As He is loving, kind, merciful, and just, He is also generous. He is the giver of all good gifts, and He is faithful to meet our needs. Jesus teaches His followers to be generous. The following are some of the things He wants us to know and […]

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Why It’s More Blessed to Give Than Receive

The Bible clearly states, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” As Paul planned to sail to Jerusalem, he met with the elders of the church at Ephesus, saying farewell and encouraging them in their work in the Lord. He reminded them of his labor among them over a three year period and […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[To the Church in Laodicea] “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. — Revelation 3:14,20 (NIV)