Tag Archives: alms

January 7 – What’s the Motivation?

Genesis 18-19 Matthew 6:1-18 “Your giving should be done in secret. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you.” (Matthew 6:4 NCV) In this next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talks … Continue reading

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July 1 – What to Give?

Psalm 66:1-9; Jeremiah 51:47-58; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 A report I read about charitable giving during the economic distress our country dealt with recently was eye opening. The giving from wealthy people, those earning $100,000 and above, declined over 3% from … Continue reading

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May 31 – Surprise!

Psalm 5; Nehemiah 1:1-11; Acts 3:1-10 Many years ago when I began teaching chess to students, I started taking them to tournaments. They were becoming so upset about not winning that I decided to go to a tournament, play, and … Continue reading

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April 12 – Bringing Healing

Acts 3; Deuteronomy 17-18; Job 12 He was a beggar. Friends brought him to the Temple to beg – what else could they do? There was no modern medicine to help. He couldn’t work. He had to rely on the … Continue reading

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April 12 – Repentance and Praising God

Acts 3; Deuteronomy 17-18; Job 12 The story in Acts is familiar. Peter and John are headed for the Temple to pray and a lame man was giving others the chance to show their religious belief by soliciting alms. Peter … Continue reading

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February 25 – When

Matthew 6:1-18; Exodus 33:1-34:35; Proverbs 15 If you study many different religions it might be startling to realize that some of the basic practices are common among most religious belief systems. Most religious systems will teach you to take care … Continue reading

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