Sermon illustrations: Giving

Playing Store

A little boy and his father were playing store. The father offered to pay a nickel for a set of...

Giving Is a Criteria for Mental Health

Carl Menninger of the Menninger institute published a report stating that generous people are...

Churches Don't Die that Way

A minister whose heart was aglow with missionary zeal gave notice to his congregation that in the...

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

There is a bumper sticker that says, “Tithe if you love Jesus. Any idiot can honk.” A lot of peole...

Giving the Firstfruits

A missionary had been teaching tithing to his church. One morning a young Christian came to...

Giving a Bad Turkey a Good Home

The Butterball Turkey Company set up a telephone hotline to answer consumer questions about...

Wealthy Givers Do Not Start Wealthy

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

Not Used to Gifts

Mike listened to a lecture on the importance of showing appreciation to the important people in his...

Finding Christ's Riches

A rich man was in the habit of giving his wife an expensive piece of jewelry every year on her...

Giving Cheerfully

A mother gave her little girl a quarter and a dollar before church, “Put whichever one you want in...

Giving Yourself

A young boy sat in church and watched as the offering plate was being passed. Wanting to give...

Are You Contributing or Committing?

A hog and a hen sharing the same barnyard heard about a church’s program to feed the hungry. The...

Joy of Giving

"The happiest people on earth are the people who have discovered the joy of giving."—Unknown

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