Category Archives: Giving

Thrift Stores, Ringing Bells and Red Kettles

The Salvation Army operates thrift stores.  These stores resell donated items such as clothing, furniture, household items, and toys.  They even have trucks which will pick up donated items from  your house.  The revenue is used to fund their Adult … Continue reading

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A Few Great Lessons from Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

The purpose of this article is to stimulate the interest in Bible students to study these often overlooked books. To many, these books are dry, uninteresting, and contain little application to life today, after all it was written to be … Continue reading

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Saints Only Benevolence

“Some brethren have argued that the church is authorized to help church members and their dependents out of the church treasury, but no others. They reason that many times do we read of the church aiding and assisting “saints,” “disciples,” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Church Growth

In my personal reading, I’ve found a few thoughts I wish to share with you: 1.  The church needs to be among society. Alexander Campbell: “That the church may have an influence upon society at large, there is wanting a … Continue reading

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I Have A Dream

The Church of My Dream (author unknown)                It is a church with a warm heart, an open mind and an adventurous spirit.                           It is a church that cares, that heals hurt lives and helps old people. It is … Continue reading

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Lester Tipton

 You might sometimes wonder if your good deeds of kindness are really making positively difference in the lives of others. You might wonder if  you are leaving a lasting positive influence on others. I’m here to tell you that you may well be, far more than you ever … Continue reading

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Acts of Worship – Practice of Giving (part 2)

Call it what you will  [1. Alms and offerings (Acts 24:17); 2. The collection for the saints (1 Corinthians 16:1); 3. Liberality KJV/ gift NKJV, NASB (1 Corinthians 16:3); 4. Grace (2 Corinthians 8:1, 6, 7, 9, 19; 2 Corinthians 9:8,14).  … Continue reading

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