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Keeping First Fruits First

Posted by Ron Ring on

Dear Wellington As we continue vacationing this summer with family and friends, I want to lovingly encourage you to maintain your commitment to the Lord and His word as a priority. I know how busy schedules and travel plans can quietly change a person’s focus when we miss worship and are...

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Tags: first fruits, giving, tithe

Faithfulness with First Fruits, part 2

Posted by Ron Ring on

As we strive to honor and glorify the Lord with our lives, I want to encourage you to examine your worship through your first fruits and tithing. Do you know how much of your first fruits giving to the Lord is (as a percentage) compared to your total income?  If you don’t, you...

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Tags: giving

Faithfulness with First Fruits

Posted by Ron Ring on

For those of you who are a parent and/or grandparent, do you think you know better than your seven year old what is best for him or her?  Well, of course you do. Why?  Because you have gained experience and knowledge over time that allows you to see the outcome of various behaviors...

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Tags: giving

Are there deserving and undeserving poor?

Posted by Brent Walker on

When faced with the decision to help the poor, a common question that comes to mind is “Does this person deserve help.” Are we to make a distinction between people who deserve our financial help? The better question is “Does scripture make a distinction between people who...

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Tags: poor, poverty, giving

How do evangelism and relief of the poor relate?

Posted by Brent Walker on

When you consider demonstrating love to someone in need, is your first inclination sharing the Gospel with them or meeting their material needs? Should we attempt to evangelize the poor without helping them financially? Should evangelism take precedence over acts of mercy? What is the...

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Tags: poor, poverty, giving

A Biblical Approach to Ministering to the Poor

Posted by Brent Walker on

Having been involved with various ministries throughout my life, I have encountered many people who have financial needs. I have been woken up in the middle of the night when I lived in a ministry building to find a man asking for money so he could get a hotel room for the night to get out of...

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Tags: poor, poverty, giving

Joy of Giving

Posted by Kevin Cooper on

Dear friends at Wellington, In the previous letter I promised to provide a key concept for enabling you to get out of debt and to stay out of debt. During the class I intend to offer on the “Joy of Giving” beginning in January, I will be able to go into more detail on this as well...

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Tags: finance, giving, money, joy

Finances: The Proper Balance

Posted by Kevin Cooper on

Did you know Christians experience true joy when they keep everything the Lord has entrusted to their care in a proper balance?  This does not mean however, that life on this earth will never have its difficulties and challenges, but the Christian is better able to handle the issues of life...

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Tags: finance, giving, money