Today we are in 1 Corinthians 16.  Yes, we know we skipped chapter 15.  Join us next week for that chapter, which is really the point of the entire book…the Resurrection changes everything. 

This week we look at that topic that many feel uncomfortable about, giving.  If God owns everything and doesn’t need our time, talents, and treasures, then why give?  If I decide to give, how much should I give? How often should I give?  To whom should I give?  It’s estimated that the average U.S. household credit card debt is $6,9291 in revolving balances.  I don’t know about you but I am shocked by this fact.  The discussion of giving goes deeper than how much you’re dropping in the offering plate…it begins with how we are stewarding the resources given us by the Lord.  How we spend our money is a good indicator of what our idols are.  Jesus Himself said: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34)

Join us in the conversation…as always, feel free to share your thoughts on the topic!

Resources:

Resources:

Eternal Perspective Ministry, Randy Alcorn

Managing God’s Money, Randy Alcorn

Money, Possessions and Eternity, Randy Alcorn

The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn

Generosity: Responding to God’s Radical Grace in Community, study kit from Redeemer Presbyterian Church

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