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Purposeful Giving

2 Corinthians 9:7

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“Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (NASB)

Video:  Cheerful Givers

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 Jordan and Lindy Schwieger have written a new entitled “Everything Men Knew About Taking Care of Themselves Before Women Came Along.” All 96 pages are blank.

 The Schweigers publish under the pseudonym Dr. Ever E Mann. They say they came up with the idea when they heard about a similar blank work. The couple conducted surveys in shopping malls to come up with the title for their idea.

 Due the seriousness of the topic, the Schweigers decided to donate all of the profits from the book to an organization, which provides assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

 Lindy Schweiger admits, “We’re making fun of men, but the reality is, there’s a serious problem.” She adds the couple is considering writing more books in the future, maybe some with words in them. (http://www.freshministry.org/illustrations.html)

 If I ever wrote a book without words, it would be entitled: “Every good reason I know for not giving a tithe or more to the Lord.” Think about it, could you list a single reason?

 Oh, I’ve heard some reasons, just never any good reasons.

 Some people say, they CAN’T AFFORD TO TITHE.  You would think that instead of complaining how big their tithe is, they should be rejoicing at how large their income is.  In his book, Money, Possessions, and Eternity, Randy Alcorn writes, "If tithing is God's minimum expectation, can I afford not to tithe?  Can I afford to rob God, or are there always consequences?  Of course, there is one way to reduce my tithe, 

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