The Choice of Giving

                Just like most things in life, giving is a choice. For the believer and for members of the local church, giving is an expectation, however, we still have the choice as to whether or not we fulfill that expectation. We give, not because it is expected of us, rather, because our heart is aligned…

The Means of Giving

Matthew 6:19-21 says, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there…

The Character of Giving

Giving is not something that we typically enjoy talking about. We are constantly bombarded with requests to give to various non-profit organizations. Therefore, when we go to church the last thing we want to hear from the pastor is a sermon on giving. This feeling of dread that we may have when we think of…

The Pain of Betrayal

One of the most painful things in life is knowing that you have been betrayed. A parent suffers tremendous pain when a child rebels. A wife is scarred for life when her husband cheats on her. A man is hurt when his friends abandon him in time of need. Jesus suffered the ultimate betrayal on…

Fundamentals of Worship: Trespass Offerings

Leviticus chapter five describes the procedures that were required for the children of Israel to make a sacrifice for trespasses that they committed. A trespass is essentially sinning against someone. It is not just a personal sin. It is a sin we commit they brings harm or has a negative affect on others. Leviticus chapter…

Fundamentals of Worship: Sin Offerings

When it comes to worship, one cannot rightly worship God when there is sin in his life that has not been dealt with. Therefore, in order to come into the presence of God, one must face the reality of his sin and seek forgiveness and cleansing. When it comes to our worship in the church,…