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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
- 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 Lord, we ask for Your help.
- 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 21 | Daily Devotional 22
“Generosity is to materialism what kryptonite is to Superman.”
Be still and silent before the Lord for 1 minute.
I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
Devotional & Prayer
Today’s devotion is both a devotion and a prayer. It was written by Max Lucado back in 2008 when the most recent economic collapse was at its height. They are still relevant words to read and offer up to the Lord:
Our friends lost their house, Lord
A co-worker lost her job
The couple next door lost their retirement
It seems that everyone is losing their footing
This scares us. This bailout with billions of dollars.
These rumblings of depression.
These headlines: ominous, thunderous –
“Going Broke!” “Going Down!” “Going Under!”
All this finger pointing, and market freezing, and credit squeezing–
People are asking “What’s next?” So, Father, we ask You, “What is next?”
We’re listening. And we’re admitting: Heavenly Father, You were right.
You told us this would happen.
You shot straight about loving stuff and worshipping money.
Greed will break your heart, You warned.
Money will love you and leave you.
Don’t put your hope in riches that are so uncertain.
You were right. Money is a fickle lover and we just got dumped.
We were wrong to spend what we didn’t have.
Wrong to neglect prayer and ignore the poor.
Wrong to think we ever earned a dime. You’re really the one who owns and gives it all. So now, Lord, we acknowledge You as the giver, the maker, the creator, and the sustainer, and only You can get us out of this mess and we are wondering if You will.
We know You can. We know You will. Because You always have.
You led slaves out of slavery,
You built temples out of ruins,
You turned stormy waves into a glassy pond and You turned water into sweet wine.
This seems impossible for us. But what is impossible for us is always possible for You.
So Lord, we’ve heard enough counsel from financial experts; we come to You now on behalf of our country. We ask for Your help.
And, Father, I pray especially for those who come with concerns and fears and loneliness and hurts. We ask, Father, that we can lay these concerns at the foot of the cross and let You do Your work. Through Christ we pray, Amen.
A prayer by Max Lucado – October 4, 2008