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  • Author: Unknown
  • Updated: 05/28/2008

There are three kinds of giving.

The first is 'Grudge Giving'. 'Grudge Giving' says, "I suppose I have to give even though I have a hundred other obligations to meet."

The second is 'Dutiful Giving'. 'Dutiful Giving' says, "I'll do my share because that is what is expected of me."

The third is 'Thanks Giving'. 'Thanks Giving' says, "I want to give because I am grateful to God for the blessings of this life."

Illustration  Illustration
  • Author: J. Paul Getty
  • Updated: 05/28/2008

J. Paul Getty, at one time the richest man in the world, installed a pay
phone in his mansion for his friends and relatives to use. When asked
directly, "How much is enough?" he answered, "Just a little more."

Illustration  Illustration
  • Author: Unknown
  • Updated: 05/28/2008
  • Copyright: Sermon Illustractions

What is the difference between a window and a mirror?

Illustration  Illustration
  • Author: Unknown
  • Updated: 03/20/2008

Here's a heart-warming illustration of the theology of abundance.

Illustration  Illustration
  • Author: Earl Palmer is pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Wash.
  • Updated: 03/20/2008
  • Copyright: Earl Palmer

We can learn a lot about giving from the sport of downhill skiing. The trick is to keep your weight on the downhill ski and go fast enough to execute a turn.

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