Genesis 1:26-27

Dynamic Duo God did not create man or woman to be alone. He made both men and women together for purpose and compatibility. Not only did He create us to complement one another, but we were designed by the inspiration of God. We carry the same traits that our Father...

1 Timothy 6:3-10

Money & God Money cannot and will not bring happiness. Money is like a drug in which you have the need to accumulate more and more of it to get the feeling of pleasure, but it only lasts for a moment until you need more. Getting caught in this endless...

Malachi 3:7-12

Poured Out Blessing Compared to what Christ sacrificed on the cross, He doesn't ask for much from us. In this verse we see the term “tithe” which means one tenth. God asks us to faithfully contribute to His Kingdom by giving one tenth of our earnings so we may have...

Matthew 6:1-4

Keep It Low Key Don’t give insincerely - instead, prayerfully meditate on your giving habits. Are you giving because you personally want to gain something or enhance your reputation? That is no reason to give; it will not get you much in this life. Giving should be a genuine affection...

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Willing Gift In today’s economy, it is often difficult to joyfully give gifts because there always seems to be financial hardships to overcome. Worry seems to be a barrier to giving towards God’s Church. Here, Paul assures the Corinthians that God has the ability to meet all of our needs...

Luke 19:1-9

Salvation of Jesus Lost doesn't mean poor. There are many wealthy individuals who are lost and need help finding their way in life. Jesus found worth in Zacchaeus’s name and called him out by name, not by his wealth. But Jesus reaching out through invitation demonstrated a deep connection that...

Hebrews 12:1-2

Minimalist Lifestyle As a distance runner, I try to keep my clothing to a minimum so I am not carrying anything extra on my runs. Running lightly is a literal weight off my shoulders and allows me to run my best. As Christians, we must strip off the extra weight...

John 19:1-37

Eternal Service Jesus didn’t come to simply fulfill temporal needs. He was called for something above all else - to fulfill the Scriptures. His intentions were far beyond the grave, though to the disciples and many followers at the time, it may have seemed like the end of the world....

Luke 23:32-49

His Last Breath Jesus served others up until His last breath. A Roman officer even oversaw the grueling agony of Jesus through the crucifixion process and brought him to believe that Jesus was the Son of God. Jesus did everything in His power to serve the people around Him, no...

Matthew 26:17-30

Share Bread with Brothers and Sisters Jesus chose to share His last meal with His disciples and serve them bread and wine. Jesus used this moment as an opportunity to lift up bread and wine as a symbol of the sacrifice He would make for each one of them. Even...