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Giving Matters: The Commitment To Give

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."
When It Comes To Investing Are You A... Consumed Investor, An Involved Investor or a Hands Off Investor?
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Elijah’s Illustration of Disciple Making

Elijah’s Illustration of Disciple Making
Opening Illustration: A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5, and Ryan, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake; I can wait.” Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, “Ryan, you be Jesus!”
Point: There are a lot of selfish people in the world out there aren’t there?  What sort of person are you?
Are You A Disciple Maker or A Selfish Taker?
2 Kings 2:1-14 ESV When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.”
But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. 3 The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, “Do you know that the Lord is going to t…