Devotionals & Poems

Posts tagged Giving

   All For Jesus

   All For Jesus

Imagine the excitement of a lad in the crowd around Jesus in John 6; when there is a need for food he offers his five barley loaves and two small fish, but Andrew  asks “what are they among so many?” But Jesus took that meager supply, which was obviously all the boy had, gave thanks […]

Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep

In Luke 9:10-17 the disciples see a crisis but Jesus sees an opportunity. The disciples tell Jesus to send the multitude away to purchase food and find lodging, but Jesus says “You give them something to eat.” The available food was very scant, but when placed in Jesus hands He gave thanks and blessed it, […]

Celebrating “Christmas”

Celebrating “Christmas”

As we approach the Christmas holiday let us pause and think about the day we call “Christmas. First we are quite sure that Jesus was not born on December 25 or January 7 (Orthodox Christmas), and there is really no Biblical command to set aside a special day to celebrate His birth; now that does […]

Joyful Giving (Part 2}

Joyful Giving (Part 2}

  In sending out His twelve disciples to minister in Matthew 10:8 Jesus said, “… Freely you have received, freely give.” His hand has given us everything we have, and therefore we are only giving back part of what He has given to us. In 1 Chronicles 29:14 in rejoicing and praising God for the […]

Joyful Giving (Part 1)

Joyful Giving (Part 1)

“What! Giving again?” I asked in dismay, “And must I keep giving and giving away?” “Oh, no, said the angel, piercing me through, Just give till the Father stops giving to you.”                                                                                    Author unknown The Bible speaks a lot about giving. Come to think about it God was the original giver. Remember when He […]

What Are You Giving?

What Are You Giving?

In Luke 6:38 Jesus said “Give and it shall be given unto you…” This is a very popular scripture that is often used to either encourage or entice financial giving with the expectancy of a financial return. Financial giving and receiving is certainly in the overall tenor of scripture, however this verse does not come […]