'Mary of Bethany' Tagged Posts

'Mary of Bethany' Tagged Posts

THE HONOR OF GIVING

Christian giving is done “in order to honor the Lord,” says Paul in 2 Cor. 8:19.    It is not some cold business of raising money or funding a budget. Our Christian giving is an act of worship, no less than saying a prayer, singing a hymn, lending our hearts and ears in faith to the creed, the Scripture lessons and the sermon.  It is our sacred honor to God. Solomon says…

EAT UP!

Forget, for a moment, any lectures on poor church attendance.   If you are reading this before the service, then you are here!  Why preach to the choir? But even we who do come to God’s house may find ourselves doing it out of a dogged sense of duty, or at least a family habit.  Maybe we read a chapter or two in the Bible each day as one more time-bandit on our to-do…