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7 Ways to Give to the Church Besides Money

There is an innate want to have our needs met but also there is a deep desire to help others. That desire is put there by God so that when He prompts us to help, we will respond in kind. We give to the Church in multiple ways. Here are 7 ways you can give to the Church other than money.

Are We Really Supposed to Give Thanks 'In Everything?'

Is it really possible to, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus,” as 1 Thessalonians 5:18 encourages?It seems like God is asking too much of us, especially during times of great disappointments, tremendous losses, or unbearable heartaches. It’s hard for us to comprehend how we are supposed to give thanks during these types of difficulties and challenges.The misunderstanding comes in thinking we’re supposed to give thanks “for” everything when God is leading us to give thanks “in” everything.It’s a concept some of us struggle with and resist, thinking God is telling us to be thankful “for” the difficulties. This makes us miss what He is really leading us to do, which is to be thankful despite the problems, to not let disappointments, failures, losses, and hurts keep us from being thankful to Him.During tumultuous times, God asks us to focus on Him and His faithfulness to us, rather than on our circumstances; to dwell on His promise to never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), and to trust Him to help us in every situation we face in life.How do we begin to give thanks in everything?

5 Things We Get When We Give to Others

What we may not realize is when we give to others, we actually receive something in return. The things that we receive when we give are often more valuable than anything that we could give to yourselves.

3 Ideas to Help Your Kids Learn the Spirit of Giving

Consider challenging your kids to give a personal gift that costs them their own money. Too often, kids are willing and ready to spend our money to fill shoeboxes or to get that kid in class a gift. That's great that they're willing to do that and even notice those needs! But take the challenge a step further.

What Does Boxing Day Have to Do with Christmas?

Boxing Day connects to Christmas because it was the day of Christmas for many poor families. Most of them would receive a gift on the day after Christmas. It causes me to think about Luke 12:48b “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.”

17 Ways Christians Can Give Back this Christmas

If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

How Giving Alms Radically Transforms Our Lives

Giving alms is transformative because it radically calls us to step outside of ourselves, putting aside pride, self-interest, and divine pay-back. To give as Jesus gave (selflessly and sacrificially) transforms us into a greater likeness of our Lord.

Should Our Giving Be Done in Secret?

We must be careful we have the right heart when it comes to giving financially. When we give from the right heart motivation, we will focus more on our eternal reward than any approval from man.

What Is the Cultural Significance of Sharing a Meal?

We see in the New Testament that Jesus held this tradition in high esteem and proceeded to place a high significance on sharing a meal throughout His ministry. We often find Him reclining at a table, fellowshipping with His people, and building authentic relationships.

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