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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
- Live to Give – Nov 22
- Live to Give – Nov 23
- Live to Give – Nov 24 Is my giving a "thank you" to God?
- 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
Tuesday-November 24 | Daily Devotional 25
“The worship offering [is] a pure gift to God in thankfulness for what we have already received. It should therefore be an exciting and major part of the [worship] service.” Lynn A. Miller
Be still and silent before the Lord for 1 minute.
Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth.
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness.
The Psalmist writes in Psalm 96:8—”Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.”
The most genuine worship, the most tangible thanksgiving occurs when you bring a sacrificial offering.
The Mona Lisa hung in a Paris museum from 1899-1912, and then it was stolen and not recovered for two years. Here’s what’s amazing: During the two years it was missing, more people went to the museum and stared at the space on the wall where it had been hanging than in the previous twelve years when it was there. The reason? We don’t appreciate what we have until it is gone.
We have God’s goodness with us today.
We have Salvation in Christ present with us today.
We have the church of Jesus Christ with us today.
We have the fellowship of God’s people with us today.
Most of us have our health, our family, our material blessings with us today.
Let us take this opportunity, today and everyday, “to give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever.”
Have you ever considered that the financial gifts you make to the Lord are like a “thank you” note to God? Does that image help or hinder your idea of giving? Why?
Lord, I know this is a season when a lot of people talk about giving thanks. But Lord, help me remember the last part of this holiday is giving. This is Thanksgiving. Teach me that my giving to you is a very tangible way that I can say “thank you.” In the name of the One to whom I owe everything, Jesus, Amen.