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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 What would I consider to be a sacrifice for God?
- 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
- 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
Monday-November 9 | Daily Devotional 10
“The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully consecrated to Him.” Dwight L. Moody
Be still and silent before the Lord for 1 minute
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
One of the most important principles of Christian stewardship is the Principle of Single-Minded Service. Single-minded service requires several things of Christ followers.
-It requires self-denial, the setting aside of personal agendas. “If anyone would come after me he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Mark 8:34)
-It requires sacrifice. Those who choose the life of following Jesus must give up personal ambitions for the sake of Christ. “And he (Jesus) died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” (2 Corinthians 5:15)
-It requires perseverance. The faithful steward sticks to it. He is trustworthy when troubles, trials or temptations come. When Jesus encountered a guy who was struggling to commit, he said: “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62)
The Principle of Single-Minded Service is probably the most neglected stewardship principle of them all. How easily we become distracted by other interests, and drawn away by other problems and concerns resulting in a divided mind and fragmented loyalties. Living this principle is not easy, but it is rewarding.
- Be single-minded about reading and applying God’s Word.
- Be single-minded about doing God’s will.
- Be single-minded about being active in God’s work.
What would I consider to be a sacrifice for God? How would I know if I’m sacrificing or not?
Lord, I struggle with the idea of sacrifice. I put myself on the altar time and again, but I keep crawling off because I’m a living sacrifice. Maybe that’s my problem, Father. I’m not dead to the wrong things and I’m not alive to the right things. Help me, Jesus, to die to anything that is not rooted in Your will for my life—Your good, pleasing and perfect will. Through Jesus I pray, Amen.