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from the book
five sermons on stewardship


1 Thessalonians 4:13-18


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The year has literally flown by. As I was inserting the check for today's offering in the envelope, I noticed that there are just six Sundays left. The new year will be upon us too soon!

And with a new year will come new work, and obviously new money will be needed to do that work. That is why we have a funding program in the middle of November. If we expect the leadership of our church to present us with an intelligent plan for spending money next year, we must provide ourselves with an indication of what our gifts will be. That is why each of us pledges - it's part of our faithful, responsible participation in our church.

On this day when visitors will be calling in many homes to receive pledges, it is necessary that we relate the Word of God to what we're doing.

Yesterday's paper printed an article in which the writer said that Jesus didn't raise money, ...

This sermon, NO IGNORANT BRETHREN, is based on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. This sermon relating to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 is excerpted from the book 'DOLLAR SIGNS AND LIFE SYMBOLS '. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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