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[6 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 696 views]

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness, and tied in love.

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[16 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1,030 views]
Cultivating a Missions Focus

Traditionally, we have never received an offering on our midweek service… basically, I felt once per week was plenty, and God always provided for us financially in abundance.
For some time, I had been trying to think of a way to bring a stronger focus on missions in our church, and one evening a new convert came and asked me if we could do offering on Wednesday, too, because he “loves offering time”. So I decided to begin bringing an offering each Wednesday specifically for Missions.
Taking Acts 1:8, I have broken …

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[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 186 views]

Matthew 6:1-4
1.Giving

a.Time
b.Treasures
c.Talents

Matthew 6:5-15
2.Prayer

a.Prayer is a private thing. (5-6)
b.Pray specifically (7-8)
c.Patterned prayer (9-13)
d.Forgiveness is essential to answered prayer (14-15)

Matthew 6:16-24
3.Fasting

a.Fasting is a private matter (16-18)
b.Remember where your treasure is (19-21)
c.Fasting is for refocusing and purging (22-24)

Matthew 6:25-34
4.Trust

a.Worry Won’t Work (25-31)
b.Be separate (32-34)

Matthew 7:1-7
5.Do not Judge Others

a.Attitude is important in the church
b.Deal with your own sin – Let God deal with everyone else