A little can become a lot with Jesus. There's not a more powerful story that embodies this principle than the story of the widow's offering in Mark 12 & Luke 21. Mark 12:41-44 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a … Continue reading Sacrificial Grace Calls For Sacrificial Generosity
One of the greatest miracles Jesus ever performed is found in Mark 6:34-44. It's the feeding of the 5000. There are so many lessons in this story…we see the deity of Jesus on full display, we see the compassion of Jesus on the crowd, we see Jesus as the Good Shepherd meeting both spiritual & physical needs of seekers. But there’s … Continue reading Open Handed Generosity
The reality is that most people want to be more generous and want to give more than they do. The main reason we don't is because we feel like we can't. Far too many of us are caught in a Cycle of Scarcity. When God supplies, the first thing we do is CONSUME. We spend what ever comes in … Continue reading How To Be More Generous
God's highest calling for us was never for us to "go to church". God's highest calling for us isn't a destination...God's highest calling is an identity! God doesn't call us to GO TO church, He calls us TO BE the church. Psalm 92:12–15 “The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They … Continue reading Stop Going To Church
Jesus is glorified in us when He is more valuable, more precious, more satisfying that all that life can give OR death can take away!