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  • Prepared Giving
    November 27, 2015giving

    Prepared Giving By Mike Stickler Proverbs 24:27 Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house. As you may know, I’ve spent most of my career helping ministries interweave generosity into the DNA of their organizations—though often, ministry leaders approach me sayingsomething like, “We just want you to hook us up with ...

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  • Spending on the Future
    November 24, 2015Working

    Spending on the Future By Mike Stickler Jeremiah 22:13 “Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his own people work for nothing, not paying them for their labor. I got my first job when I was 16 years old, selling boat wax at an international boat show. I have worked my ...

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  • It’s Good to Work
    November 19, 2015It's good to work

    It’s Good to Work By Mike Stickler John 5:16-17 16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute Him. 17 In His defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I too am working.” Have you ever stopped to think that Jesus ...

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  • You Always Have Something To Give
    November 17, 2015

    You Always Have Something to Give By Mike Stickler Acts 3:5-10 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the ...

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  • Earthly Treasures
    November 12, 2015Earthly Treasures

    Earthly Treasures Genesis 24:52-53 When Abraham’s servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the LORD. Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewelry and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother. When the recession hit in 2008-09, did you ...

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  • Giving For Beginners
    November 5, 2015Giving for Beginners

    Giving For Beginners Genesis 14:19-20 …and blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. “And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. Some time ago I was interviewing a man ...

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