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Lead Pastor John Hampton’s teaching series for the month of November is about handling money, and is called, “Live To Give.” Giving is central to the nature of God, the mission of Jesus, and in shaping the heart of Jesus’ followers. This series is not about having the right insurance, as much as the right assurance; not about securities, but about security; not about trusts, but about trust; not about growing your principal, but about understanding and applying God’s principles.
Pastor John has also written this accompanying 30-Day Live To Give Daily Devotional Guide to supplement the weekend messages.
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- Live to Give Devotionals
- Live to Give – Oct 31
- Live to Give – Nov 1
- Live to Give – Nov 2
- Live to Give – Nov 3
- Live to Give – Nov 4
- Live to Give – Nov 5
- Live to Give – Nov 6
- Live to Give – Nov 7
- Live to Give – Nov 8
- Live to Give – Nov 9
- Live to Give – Nov 10
- Live to Give – Nov 11
- Live to Give – Nov 12
- Live to Give – Nov 13
- Live to Give – Nov 14 What would your checkbook say about your life?
- Live to Give – Nov 15
- Live to Give – Nov 16
- Live to Give – Nov 17
- Live to Give – Nov 18
- Live to Give – Nov 19
- Live to Give – Nov 20
- Live to Give – Nov 21
- Live to Give – Nov 22
- Live to Give – Nov 23
- Live to Give – Nov 24
- Live to Give – Nov 25
- Live to Give – Nov 26
- Live to Give – Nov 27
- Live to Give – Nov 28
- Live to Give – Nov 29
Saturday-November 14 | Daily Devotionals 15
“A checkbook is a theological document; it will tell you who and what you worship.” Billy Graham
Be still and silent before the Lord for 1 minute
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.
Pastor Vander Warner of Richmond, Virginia, told a story about a beautiful young lady in his congregation who was engaged to young man in the church. On a rainy night, she and her fiancé were making final plans for their wedding. After telling him good night, she started to drive home, but on rain-slicked streets she lost control of her car and was killed instantly.
As the police looked through her belongings for identification, they discovered her fiancé’s phone number. He was summoned to the scene of the accident. With a broken heart he identified his fiancé. As he was about to leave, one policeman stopped him. “I want to ask you something about this young lady. All we found in her car was a purse with a recent bank statement. In an effort to identify her we looked through her cancelled checks. Check after check was made payable to Grove Avenue Church. What does that mean? What kind of lady was she?”
The broken-hearted young man gave the Christian testimony of his late beloved to the policeman. In the days to come, that officer visited the church and eventually professed his faith in Christ and was baptized. It was a life-changing testimony from one whose only witness was her checkbook.
What if an assessment was made about your life solely on the basis of your checkbook? What would it say about the priorities of your life?
Father, I know that two things reveal more about my heart for Your Kingdom than anything else: my calendar and my financial statements. Those indicators do not lie, regardless of what I say. Lord, if someone saw either of those measurements of my time and my treasure, I pray they would see that You were a priority in my life—that they could even be a silent but powerful testimony to my devotion to You. Oh, make it so, God, make it so. Through Jesus I ask, Amen.