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An Open Hand

David denHartog completes “The Language of Generosity” series on tithing, stewardship and giving generously.  Greed and fear are elements that work against generosity.  How do we counter these?  Seeing the blessings that come to those that give motivates you to give.  What are the blessings of generosity?  The Apostle Paul outlines them in II Corinthians […]

Off the Hook?

David denhartog continues “The Language of Generosity” series on financial stewardship.  The Bible has a lot to say about money.  Are you off the hook if you tithe?  What does Biblical stewardship look like?  Psychologically, how are we to see our money?  Practically, how are we to handle our money?

Baby’s First Words

Dean Elliott begins “The Language of Generosity” series by asking us to consider what is the language that God understands.  We often use “yes, sir” and “yes, ma’am” when speaking to others out of respect.  God understands the language of the hand and the language of the tithe in a similar fashion.  What is the […]

Currency Exchange

David denHartog teaches from Matthew 6:19-24, a continuation of the Sermon on the Mount, helping us to gain an eternal perspective on money.  Once in heaven, we will no longer be able to use the currency that is here on earth.  The size and amount of what we have in heaven is based on how we […]

That One Necessary Factor

David denHartog wraps up the NEXT GENERATION NOW series with a lesson from Zechariah 4:1-14.  The people are building the temple and God speaks through the prophet Zechariah.  The building will be built “not by power, not by might, but by the Spirit of the Lord.”

The Ultimate Test

Everything has been given to us by God.  We are called to demonstrate our love to others, and to God.  What is the ultimate test of your love for God?  The answer is given in 2 Corinthians 8:1-12.  David denHartog explains this passage and the ultimate test.

How is your Eternal IRA Portfolio?

David denHartog teaches from 2 Corinthians 9:5-11a on “grace-giving.”  Grace-giving is separate from tithe giving.  This passage outlines four characteristics of grace-giving.

Thursday’s Child

Nursery rhymes are intended to help children learn about our world in fun and memorable ways.  The book of Proverbs is intended to help us learn the basics of a wise person.  In this sermon, Dean Elliott explains Proverbs 3, focusing on verses 9 and 10.  Do you know what it means to tithe?

The Measuring Stick

David denHartog teaches about Proportional Giving at the Next Step Commitment Event held at the Cleburne Conference Center.  The widow was commended by Jesus because what she gave was a greater percentage of what she had; compared to the others – who still had much left over after they gave.