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  • Sermon Starters (Proper 8B)(2021)

    by Doug Bratt
    Landon Parvin tells a story about a charity organization’s chairman’s visit to an infamous miser. “Sir,” the fund-raiser told him, “our records show that despite your wealth, you’ve never even once given to our drive.” “Do your records show that I have an elderly mother who was left penniless when my father died?” the tightwad fumed. “Do your records show that I have a disabled brother who is unable to work? Do your records show that I have a widowed sister with small children who can barely make ends meet?” “No, sir,” the embarrassed volunteer stuttered. “Our records don’t show those things.” “Well,” the miser huffed, “I don’t give to any of them, so why should I give anything to you?”
  • Proper 8B (2021)

    by Ben Cremer
  • Proper 8B (2021)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Paul's Call for Mutual Aid

    by Celeste Kennel-Shank
  • Proper 8B

    by Bill Loader
    always good insights!
  • Good Intentions

    by Beth Quick

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  • The Grace of Giving

    by Craig Condon
  • Proper 8B (2018)

    by Ben Cremer
  • Proper 8B (2018)

    by David Fredrickson
  • Proper 8B (2018)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Preaching Helps (Proper 8B)(2018)

    by Scott Hoezee
    On “Money” from Frederick Buechner, Whistling in the Dark: An ABC Theologized. Harper & Row San Francisco, 1988, pp. 80-81. “The more you think about it, the less you understand it. The paper it’s printed on isn’t worth a red cent. There was a time you could take it to the bank and get gold or silver for it, but all you’d get now is a blank stare. If the government declared that the leaves of trees were money so there would be enough for everybody, money would be worthless. It has worth only because there is not enough for everybody. It has worth only because the government declares it has worth and because people trust the government in that one particular although in every other particular they wouldn’t trust it around the corner. The value of money, like stocks and bonds, goes up and down for reasons even the experts cannot explain and at moments nobody can predict, so you can be a millionaire one moment and a pauper the next without lifting a finger. Great fortunes can be made and lost completely on paper. There is more concrete reality in a baby’s throwing its rattle out of the crib. There are people who use up their entire lives making money so they can enjoy the lives they have entirely used up. Jesus says it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. Maybe the reason is not that the rich are so wicked they are kept out of the place but that they are so out of touch with reality they can’t see it’s a place worth getting into.”
  • A Gift Received in Giving

    by Alastair Roberts

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