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"There is a level beyond obedience in giving. It's joy.  Once we feel the joy of giving, we have received the blessing of giving.  I can't explain it, but there is a connection between joy and sacrifice."  (Smith, F., Sr. 1998)  The Apostle Paul gives us three guidelines for giving:  He says giving must be personal, purposeful and private.

Direct download: The_Joy_of_Giving.mp3
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Press and keep on pressing!  God wants to bless you even if HE has to meet you in your depression.  Press and keep on pressing – my Bible says: (1 Peter 5:4) “When the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.”

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New Christians and open-minded older Christians need to know that wealth is neither moral nor immoral.  Wealth is a resource given by God for responsible stewardship.  (Smith, 1992)

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Pastor Joe preaches from the book of Ecclesiastes 5 to teach us about the three things money does to us: Oppression, Dissatisfaction & Frustration. 

King Solomon says: If you hold the purse string don’t oppress others and realize that the love of money will never satisfy you and you could be the key source of frustration.

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