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Bountifully, Thoughtfully, Cheerfully

From the title on the top of this page, it should be apparent to the believer that the topic of this article is “Christian Giving.” Giving is a necessary part of the Christian life. It proceeds from a heart thankful to God who is rich in mercy towards His people. Giving characterizes the life of […]

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Why Must Kingdom Causes Go Begging?

Although this will not be published until the spring of the year, as this is being written (January), we’ve just been through the holiday season which is always accompanied by many appeals for year-end giving to myriad charitable organizations, Kingdom or otherwise. At this same time of year many church consistories also complete their budgeting […]

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Carrying the Burden?

God’s people have many needs. God calls us to contribute our time and our money to meet those needs. God calls us to meet those needs because He has supplied us with many gifts and the opportunities to use those gifts to His glory and honor. God has given us so much in the way […]

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Our Calling to Give as We are Blessed

It seems that my article on “Our Calling to Give as We are Blessed” has generated some negative reactions. In the hopes that we can arrive at a better understanding of this important matter, I will do my best to clarify my position and answer the objections raised. The first item that is of concern […]

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Giving in God’s House

Last month we considered the importance of personal giving. We emphasized the idea that proper giving is rooted in the love of God. When that love is in our hearts we then feel the desire to give liberally as we have been blessed. The burden of this present article is to consider the methods used […]

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Our Calling to Give as We Are Blessed

John Kalsbeek is a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Redlands, California. He will deal with the subject of Christian giving in two articles. The first treating the importance of personal giving and the second will deal with the methods used in our churches.   Some time ago when I was asked to write an […]

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The Blessed Giver

“And thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly”- Matthew 6:4b These words from the mouth of our Lord Jesus were spoken when He was on a mountain in Galilee. We have here some basic instruction for the heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven. These words are precepts of the Gospel of the […]

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Two Men

We have often said that the future of our Churches in particular and the future of the Church of God in general is in the hands of our young people. We are training them daily to be the Church of tomorrow. This training is a momentous task of awe­some difficulty, as every parent knows. Often […]

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Giving Our Last Mite

Sunday night I attended a hymn sing.  The collection plate was passed, and as I scurried through the contents of my purse, I came across a few forgotten coins.  When I hurriedly dumped these coins into the plate, they clinked against the other small coins nested in the plate.  After singing a few more numbers, […]

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