Tag Archives: Giving

The Gift of Love

I read the story of a postal worker whose wife died in a traffic accident a few months before Christmas. He was overcome with grief, especially during the Christmas season, and tried to stay busy at work sorting through the stacks of mail that inevitably come through the post office this time of year. On a particular day he was in charge of letters inadequately addressed. In his stack of mail, he discovered a card to Santa Claus, North Pole, and it had his return … Continue Reading ››

Faith Promise Missions Giving

The Faith Promise Offering for missions is a method of giving with a biblical basis. Chapters 8, 9, and 10 of 2 Corinthians is where we find the scriptural concepts upon which we base this practice. In a nutshell, the Faith Promise Offering for missions is the amount each church member promises to give by faith above his or her tithe during the coming year. It's been said that the Gospel is like water stored deep in the ground. It's free, but it takes money to … Continue Reading ››

Benefits of Faith Promise Missions Giving

If the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is to be given to the world, the Christian church, which is the base of the missionary enterprise, must go about its divine mission in a systematic and orderly manner. The Faith Promise Plan for Missionary Giving has worked wonders virtually everywhere it has been adopted because it is founded upon solid biblical principles. It allows us to... 1. Express our love for the Lord "to prove the sincerity of your love" (II Corinthians 8:8). 2. Evaluate our priorities: … Continue Reading ››

Ready for Christmas?

It's that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of the Christmas season. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? As Charlie Brown might ask, "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" Suppose you were to take someone who had no knowledge whatsoever of the real meaning of Christmas and had them walk through a local mall. What might they think Christmas was all about? As they walked through the mall, … Continue Reading ››

What Is Faith Promise Missions?

"[B]ut having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you..." (II Corinthians 10:15-16). Faith Promise for missions becomes my expression of obedience to Christ's command, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). He uses my faithfulness based on His promises to build His church worldwide. But how does the Faith Promise Plan work? First of all, let's see what the … Continue Reading ››