Sermon illustrations: Giving

Stewardship Quotes

“The only investment I ever made which has paid consistently increasing dividends is the money I...

The Lifespan of a Dollar

$1.00 spent for lunch lasts five hours.$1.00 spent for a neck-tie lasts five weeks.$1.00 spent for...

A Bad Dream

The story is told of a man who had a horrible dream. He said, “I dreamed that the Lord took my...

Giving Away What Wasn’t His

When 67-year-old carpenter Russell Herman died in 1994, his will included a staggering set of...

Losing God's Money

”A father gave his little girl two dollars and said, “You can do anything you want with one of the...

What Not to Buy Your Wife

1. Don’t buy clothing that involves sizes. The chances are one in seven thousand that you will get...

This Is the Time to Give

Marquis de Lafayette was a French officer who provided invaluable assistance to George Washington...

God Values Giving

In 1995 the nation was stunned when news broke that an elderly woman named Oseola McCarty had...

A Grateful Heart Is a Giving Heart

The Baptist preacher Dr. George W. Truett accepted an invitation from a church to preach the...

The Giving of Robert Arthington

Robert Arthington lived in a single room, cooked his own meals, and shared his friendship with...

Generous Givers

Fortune magazine reported that the nation’s top twenty-five philanthropists gave away more than $1....

A Living Thief

The story is told of a man who was asked, “Are you a believer in the Christian religion?” “Oh,...

The Gift of Wrinkles

For her special day Janet received an expensive tube of Retin-A from her two teenage daughters....

The Right Gift

Four brothers left home for college and became successful doctors and lawyers. Some years later,...

Giving Thanks When It Takes Faith

In the late 1800’s George Mueller operated an orphanage that at one time had 1,000 orphans. One...

Faxing Money

When a young woman’s mother’s office got a fax machine, the daughter suggested sending their...

The Wrong Car

The story is told of a woman who had finished shopping and returned to her car. She found four men...

Choking on a Coin

A man on vacation was strolling along outside his hotel. Suddenly, he was attracted by the screams...

Caring Enough to Act

A young boy, on an errand for his mother, had just bought a dozen eggs. Walking out of the store,...

Worst Gifts

An American Express survey about Christmas gifts found that fruitcake was chosen most often (31%)...

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