All Mine To Give!
Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23
from the book
Wearing The Wind
First Lesson Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Middle Third)
Stephen M. Crotts
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
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Do you ever get tired of giving? Have you ever seriously considered dropping out of the ranks of tithers? I have.
Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by those computer generated appeal letters that come into my office, three or four a day, from ministries in urgent need. Then a man raising his support calls and wants to drop by for an hour to solicit financial backing. After him follows a brother in dire straits who wants an extra 500 dollars for unexpected ministry expenses. Driving across town one sees a billboard with a toll-free number appealing for money to be used in famine relief in Africa. A young college student is raising funds to go to the islands for two weeks of carpentry service. An elderly man wants to spend 900 dollars to deliver personally 200 dollars worth of library books for a mission post library. And he is wanting me to share the excitement of his mission venture. Then I ...
This Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 sermon, All Mine To Give!, is based on Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 and relates to Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Wearing The Wind . 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. ...