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Giving Matters: The Commitment To Give

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Giving Matters: The Commitment To Give
Illustration: Chapter 11 Two old friends met one day after many years. One attended college, and  now was very successful. The other had not attended college and never had  much ambition.
The successful one said, "How has everything been going with you?"
"Well, one day I opened the Bible at random, and dropped my finger on a  word and it was oil. So, I invested in oil, and boy, did the oil wells gush.
Then another day I dropped my finger on another word and it was gold. So,  I invested in gold and those mines really produced. Now, I’m as rich as  Rockefeller."
The successful friend was so impressed that he rushed to his hotel, grabbed  a Gideon Bible, flipped it open, and dropped his finger on a page.
He opened his eyes and his finger rested on the words, "Chapter Eleven."
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Giving Matters: Contending With Giving

Giving Matters: Contending With Giving
Opening Illustration: Something Cheap A husband on a business trip decided to buy a gift to take home for his wife. He asked the store clerk, "How much does this perfume cost?"
"This bottle costs $30," she answered.
"Thirty dollars!  For that little bottle?" he exclaimed in disbelief. "Can you show me something cheap?"
"Sure," she replied. 
She handed him a mirror.
When You Give, Are You Grumbling or Glad?
Background Of Malachi The final book of the Old Testament, Malachi received its name from its author (Malachi 1:1). In Hebrew, the name comes from a word meaning “messenger,” which points to Malachi’s role as a prophet of the Lord, delivering God’s message to God’s people.1 Malachi offered no other identifying information about himself, leaving out markers typical of other prophets such as his father’s name or the current leader of Israel.
However, based on the content of the book, it becomes cl…

A Mother’s Day Message From Hannah

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A Mother’s Day Message From Hannah


Introduction: Every Mother Knows This… A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house, 4 inches deep. A 3-year old boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
When you hear the toilet flush and the words 'uh oh' , it's already too late.
Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy. Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence. Super glue is forever. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water. Pool filters do not like Jell-O. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes. Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving. You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is. The fire department in Daphne, Alabama has a 5-minute response time. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy. It will, however, make cats dizzy. C…