“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.” —Luke 11:42 John Piper, in a sermon, “These You Ought to Have Done Without Neglecting the Others” What speaks so loudly to me … More Justice issues are money issues.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully  will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that … More The connection between KNOWING God and giving cheerfully…
The building of the tabernacle, described in our Bible reading portion for today (Exodus 35-37) required two vital components: goods and services. First, there was a need for the raw materials from which the tabernacle and all its furnishings were to be made. This included precious metals (gold and silver and bronze), precious stones(onyx), animal … More Move us, fill us, stir us, inspire us!
John Piper on 1 Chronicles 29 1) “Thine, O Lord, is the greatness . . .” God is great. He is expansive. He is larger than any reality in the universe. When any little human greatness happens on the earth God means for your mind and heart to think about his magnitude and be more moved by … More God Revealed in His People’s Generosity