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Does God Really Provide Blessing to the Generous? (1.39)

When God commands the Hebrews to remember the poor He says, “Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do”  (Deut. 15:10)  God promises that if His followers will remember

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Blessing for Generosity (1.38)

I suppose our motivation for generosity should be selfless.  But even Jesus gave us motivation to give — Give and it shall be given.  So gaining by giving is a principle that’s okay in the Scriptures.  God does provide blessing … Continue reading

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Giving Implements God’s Justice, Heart, and Command to Us (1.37)

As mentioned in my last posts, justice shows up in many issues, and on the mission field in a variety of ways.  Of course, one of those justice issues is what to do with the poor.  Those who want to … Continue reading

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How Much Do I Give Away to the Poor? (1.33)

OUCH!  “Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.”  Matt 5:42, the words of Jesus. Convicting words for me, although we are consciously trying to be generous and give out

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Need More Support? Fundraising — A Partnership with God 5.16

While working overseas in missions there were some months I hated to look at my bank account.  Did we have enough money to make it through this month?  Would we be able to cover our bills, make that trip, buy … Continue reading

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Are the Puritans Really “Stick-in-the-Muds?” (1.11)

CHARITY THINK got me thinking about Non-Profit sector funding and how that works for Life Impact.  Have these last couple posts stimulated your thinking in any way?  Here are some of my reflections on Dan’s reflections before I let this … Continue reading

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Are American Christians Thinking Wrong About Charity in our Culture? (1.7)

Has the USA business culture, our inherent materialism, and the way we think about money in our nation hindered the ability of non-profits to enjoy the freedom of

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