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By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

I believe the only way to break the power of materialism is first, to see ourselves as stewards that God has entrusted these money and possessions to, and second, to give. Jesus says, "It is more blessed to give than to receive". As long as I still have something, I believe I own it. But when I give it away, I relinquish the control, power, and prestige that come with wealth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

A disciple does not ask, "How much can I keep?" but, "How much more can I give?" Whenever we start to get comfortable with our level of giving, it's time to raise it again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

For the Christian, death is not the end of adventure but a doorway from a wold where dreams and adventures shrink, to a world where dreams and adventures forever expand.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

I believe the most dangerous misconception is the idea our money and possessions belong to us, not God. Many of our problems begin when we forget that God is the Boss of the universe. But in fact He is more than the boss; He is the owner.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

You and I are characters in God's Story, handmade by Him. Every character serves a purpose.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

If economic catastrophe does come, will it be a time that draws Christians together to share every resource we have, or will it drive us apart to hide in our own basements or mountain retreats, guarding at gunpoint our private stores from others? If we faithfully use our assets for his kingdom now, rather than hoarding them, can't we trust our faithful God to provide for us then?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Many Christians dread the thought of leaving this world. Why? Because so many have stored up their treasures on earth, not in heaven. Each day brings us closer to death. If your treasures are on earth, that means each day brings you closer to losing your treasures.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Christ offers us the incredible opportunity to trade temporary goods and currency for eternal rewards.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

It's dangerous faith in our untamed Savior that leads us to the joy we crave.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Jesus didn't tell us not to store up treasures. On the contrary, he commanded us to. He simply said, "Stop storing them up in the wrong place, and start storing them up in the right place.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Randy Alcorn

We should remember Christ's words, 'Let nothing be wasted,' when we look in our refrigerators and garbage cans and garages.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Imagine you're alive at the end of the Civil War. You're living in the South, but you're a Northerner. You plan to move home as soon as the war's over. While in the South you've accumulated lots of Confederate currency. Now, suppose you know for a fact the North's going to win the war, and the end is imminent. What will you do with your Confederate money? If you're smart, there's only one answer. You should immediately cash in your Confederate currency for U. S. currency - the only money that will have value once the war's over. Keep only enough Confederate currency to meet your short-term needs. Kingdom currency, backed by the eternal treasury, is the only medium of exchange recognized by the Son of God, whose government will last forever. The currency of his kingdom is our present faithful service and sacrificial use of our resources for him. The payoff in eternity will be what Paul called 'a firm foundation' consisting of treasures beyond our wildest dreams.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Those who know their unworthiness seize grace as a hungry man seizes bread: the self-righteous resent grace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Grace and truth are spiritual DNA, the building blocks of Christ-centered living.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Teach your children gratefulness. Do all you can to deliver them from our culture's poisonous entitlement mentality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

It is by serving God and others that we store up heavenly treasures. Everyone gains; no one loses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Give regularly. Stewardship is not a once-a-year consideration, but a week-to-week, month-to-month commitment requiring discipline and consistency.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Giving is the safety valve that releases the excess pressure of wealth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Ironically, many people can't afford to give precisely because they're not giving. If we pay our debt to God first, then we will incur His blessing to help us pay our debts to men. But when we rob God to pay men, we rob ourselves of God's blessing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Tomorrow's character is made out of today's thoughts. Temptation may come suddenly, but sin does not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

The more you give, the more comes back to you, because God is the greatest giver in the universe, and He won't let you outgive Him. Go ahead and try. See what happens.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Give generously. How much is generous? There's no one-size-fits-all answer. If you've never tithed, start there - then begin to stretch your generosity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Why ask for your daily bread when you own the bakery?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

It's curious that the Church has become the most tightfisted at the very time in history when God has provided most generously. There's considerable talk about the end of the age, and many people seem to believe that Christ will return in their lifetime. But why is it that expecting Christ's return hasn't radically influenced our giving? Why is it that people who believe in the soon return of Christ are so quick to build their own financial empires--which prophecy tells us will perish--and so slow to build God's kingdom?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

When our eyes are set on eternity, the news that someone has come to know the Savior means a great deal more than the news of a salary raise or the prospect of getting the latest high-tech gadget.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

I detest legalism. I certainly don't want to try to pour new wine into old wineskins, imposing superseded First Covenant restrictions on Christians. But at the same time, every New Testament example of giving goes far beyond the tithe. However, none falls short of it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

We've fallen for the devil's lie. His most basic strategy, the same one he employed with Adam and Eve, is to make us believe that sin brings fulfillment. However, in reality, sin robs us of fulfillment. Sin doesn't make life interesting; it makes life empty. Sin doesn't create adventure; it blunts it. Sin doesn't expand life; it shrinks it. Sin's emptiness inevitably leads to boredom. When there's fulfillment, when there's beauty, when we see God as he truly is-an endless reservoir of fascination-boredom becomes impossible.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Randy Alcorn

If Miss Watson had told Huck what the Bible says about living in a resurrected body and being with people we love on a resurrected Earth with gardens and rivers and mountains and untold adventures--now that would have gotten his attention.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Randy Alcorn

I feel like a child who has found a wonderful trail in the woods. Countless others have gone before and blazed the trail, but to the child it's as new and fresh as if it had never been walked before. The child is invariably anxious for others to join in the great adventure. It's something that can only be understood by actual experience. Those who've begun the journey, and certainly those who've gone further than I, will readily understand what I am saying.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

God loves a great story, and all of us who know Him will recall and celebrate and continue to live in that story for all eternity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

There's a timeless truth behind the concept of giving God our firstfruits. Whether or not the tithe is still the minimal measure of those firstfruits, I ask myself, "Does God expect His New Covenant children to give less or more?" Jesus raised the spiritual bar; He never lowered it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Good for you Woods. You're not as dumb as you look. Come to think of it, no one's as dumb as you look.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

As human beings, we have a terminal disease called mortality. The current death rate is 100 percent. Unless Christ returns soon, we’re all going to die. We don’t like to think about death; yet, worldwide, 3 people die every second, 180 every minute, and nearly 11,000 every hour. If the Bible is right about what happens to us after death, it means that more than 250,000 people every day go either to Heaven or Hell. David said, “Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath” (Psalm 39:4-5). Picture a single breath escaping your mouth on a cold day and dissipating into the air. Such is the brevity of life here. The wise will consider what awaits us on the other side of this life that so quickly ends.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Yanked out of the present, Adam discovered the richness of the past in people's stories.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Given our abundance, the burden of proof should always be on keeping, not giving. Why would you not give? We err by beginning with the assumption that we should keep or spend the money God entrusts to us. Giving should be the default choice. Unless there is a compelling reason to spend it or keep it, we should give it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Father to teenage son: "My relationship with you is more important than anything I've got to say to you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Many atheistic books and blogs seethe with anger. Remarkably, the authors do not limit their anger to Christians. They seem most livid with God. I don't believe in leprechauns, but I haven't dedicated my life to battling them. I suppose if I believed that people's faith in leprechauns poisoned civilization, I might get angry with members of leprechaun churches. But there's one thing I'm quite sure I wouldn't do: I would not get angry with leprechauns. Why not? Because I can't get angry with someone I know doesn't exist.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

The grace that has freed us from bondage to sin is desperately needed to free us from our bondage to materialism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

My purpose as a writer is to communicate in such a way as to challenge the thinking of readers and touch their hearts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Are we truly obeying the command to love our neighbor as ourselves if we're storing up money for potential future needs when our neighbor is laboring today under actual present needs?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Randy Alcorn

We are [God's] by creation, and again by redemption. He has every right to tell me what to do with my mind and body. I have. I right to do whatever I want with my body.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Jesus' miracles provide us with a sample of the meaning of redemption: a freeing of creation from the shackles of sin and evil and a reinstatement of creaturely living as intended by God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

If you're considering going into student debt, I encourage you to seek the Lord's will through the reading and study of His Word, prayer, and the wise counsel of others before you make the decision to take out a loan.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Selfishness is when we pursue gain at the expense of others. But God doesn’t have a limited number of treasures to distribute. When you store up treasures for yourself in heaven, it doesn’t reduce the treasures available to others. In fact, it is by serving God and others that we store up heavenly treasures. Everyone gains; no one loses.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Stewardship isn't a subcategory of the Christian life. Stewardship is the Christian life. After all, what is stewardship except that God has entrusted to us life, time, talents, money, possessions, family, and his grace? In each case, he evaluates how we regard what he has entrusted to us and what we do with it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Contrary to common belief, Christian fiction did not begin with Catherine Marshall, Janette Oke, or Frank Peretti.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Tithing isn't the ceiling of giving; it's the floor. It's not the finish line of giving; it's just the starting blocks. Tithes can be the training wheels to launch us into the mind-set, skills, and habits of grace giving.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randy Alcorn

What is good about Good Friday? Why isn't it called Bad Friday? Because out of the appallingly bad came what was inexpressibly good. And the good trumps the bad, because though the bad was temporary, the good is eternal.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Randy Alcorn

There is a powerful relationship between our true spiritual condition and our attitude and actions concerning money and possessions.