Category Archives: giving

John Doe Ministries (Is that biblical?)

Why do some ministers (even some God-anointed preacher’s and teachers) name “ministries” for themselves? That common practice in modern-day independent ministry doesn’t appear to be biblical. I can’t find an “Apostle Paul Ministries” or a “Philip the Evangelist Ministries” or even a … Continue reading

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When church is so-so, perhaps it’s time to sew-sow

If you find church to be so-so; maybe you need to go beyond church and sew-sow. Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia sews biblical truth and practical advice together in a warm, friendly, easy to … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Red Kettle Donations Link

You can help The Salvation Army right where you are.  No need to go looking for one of our Red Kettles.  Just click on the donation link: The Salvation Army Red Kettle Donation Link Help support The Salvation Army Berry … Continue reading

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Your Church Has Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, & Teachers

Every church is full of gifts that God has given — apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers (see Eph. 4:11). There is not just one pastor in a church and none of the other gifts.  There are many of these … Continue reading

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6 Lessons from Reason-For-The-Season Sunday

I call the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day the Reason-For-The-Season Sunday.  Here are 6 lessons from Reason-For-The-Season-Sunday 1) There is more to the Holiday Season that shopping, consumerism, and retail sales. The greatest gifts are non-material. 2) Retailers may make their … Continue reading

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The Wilberforce Force — Undying Passion To Make A Difference For Righetousness

Yesterday I watched a movie about William Wilberforce, the man who in the early 1800 spent many years trying to get a bill to end the slave trade through the British Parliament.  The force of Wilberforce’s example and lifestyle moved … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday — A Great Idea

In the midst of the shopping celebrations (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday) we now have a day for giving back — Giving Tuesday.  American charities and non-profits have come together to create the first Giving Tuesday, tomorrow, … Continue reading

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