I Am the Rich Person James Is Talking To!
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Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags. Your gold and silver are corroded. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire. This corroded treasure you … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Place of the Presence
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According to Exodus 25:8, what was the purpose of the earthly sanctuary in the wilderness? What amazing truth does this teach us about God’s love for us? In the Garden of Eden, sin had broken the face-to-face relationship between God and humanity. Sin forfeited our first parents’ unhindered communion with God. However, the Creator still … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Types of Offerings
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In Old Testament times, believers could bring offerings on different occasions and in different personal circumstances. Different objects they were allowed to “offer” included clean animals, grain, or drink, as well as other things. The animal sacrifice is the oldest element in the sanctuary service, and together with the priestly service, it belongs to the … [Click to read more …]

Do You Pay Tithe?
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Tithe and offerings

Should you pay tithe? I don’t think so. I think paying tithe is a heathen practice. (Please stay with me to the end.) Here’s why: Paying tithe presupposes that I have goods or money that I wish to exchange for goods or services. Paying something (offering) to a deity in exchange for grace or favor … [Click to read more …]

The Innkeeper Did Have Room for Jesus!
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And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7 When the story of the birth of Jesus is told, the innkeeper often gets a bum wrap. How could you not have room for … [Click to read more …]

Expressing Our Love
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Mary washing Jesus' feet

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Soviet Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, the author of Tortured for Christ, suffered terribly for the Lord. Yet he said that even while in prison, he saw fellow Soviet believers … [Click to read more …]