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  • Michael shared from Shoe Leather Christianity: A Study of the Book of James (Non-disposable curriculum) by Johnny Hunt
    While all believers who experience severe tests are not mature believers, all mature believers have experienced severe tests to their faith. In fact, it is not too much to suggest that a believer cannot be considered mature in his or her faith unless he or she has endured painful trials. That’s how significant trials are to James’ exhortation.
  • Michael shared from Generosity: Moving Toward a Life that is Truly Life by Gordon MacDonald
    Someone in the crowd said to Him [Jesus], “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” Then He said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:13-15
  • Michael shared from Generosity: Moving Toward a Life that is Truly Life by Gordon MacDonald
    Someone in the crowd said to Him [Jesus], “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” Then He said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:13-15
  • Michael shared from Generosity: Moving Toward a Life that is Truly Life by Gordon MacDonald
    We give because God gave. We give as God gave. And we give as generously as God gave. And that requires great maturity and obedience on our part. What does your current giving reflect about your understanding of God’s grace (unmerited favor) in your life?
  • Michael shared from Generosity: Moving Toward a Life that is Truly Life by Gordon MacDonald
    What happens to our gift once given is between the receiver and God. It was ours to give, and our expectations and conditions stop there. If there is return, appreciation, or some remarkable result, so be it. We are permitted to delight in such a moment. But this is not why we give.
    Note: This is one of the biggest obstacles we deal with. We want want to decide if that person is worthy or what will we get in return. We are not the judge, we are to be generous with what God has generously given to us. His son!
  • Michael shared from Generosity: Moving Toward a Life that is Truly Life by Gordon MacDonald
    The God who gives to us so generously has provided a pattern of giving for us to adopt. At the heart of our giving is a certain mindset: We are to give to the one in need, the one who is weak, the one who is oppressed not because they beg us to do so...and not because they promise to praise us or flood us with appreciation...and not because we expect immediate results. But we give because we love!
  • Michael shared from Generosity: Moving Toward a Life that is Truly Life by Gordon MacDonald
    And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us. Romans 5:5
  • Michael shared from Generosity: Moving Toward a Life that is Truly Life by Gordon MacDonald
    And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us. Romans 5:5
  • Michael shared from The Insanity of Obedience: Walking with Jesus in Tough Places by Nik Ripken
    How is it possible to emotionally and spiritually live with the negative consequences of witness that are often more costly for the one receiving the witness than for the one giving it?
  • Michael shared from The Insanity of Obedience: Walking with Jesus in Tough Places by Nik Ripken
    How is it possible to emotionally and spiritually live with the negative consequences of witness that are often more costly for the one receiving the witness than for the one giving it?