Just to Say Thanks

by Rev. Dr. Kent Millard*
Passage: Luke 17:11-19
Series: Joy Through Giving
Duration:  31 min 31 secs

'Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy  met him. They stood at a distance  and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”    When he saw them, he said,  “Go, show yourselves to the priests.”  And as they went, they were cleansed.    One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.  He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.    Jesus asked,  “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?    Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”    Then he said to him,  “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”   '

Luke 17:11-19

 

*Rev. Dr. Kent Millard

Dr. Kent Millard is President of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. Dr. Millard received a bachelor’s degree from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormack Theological Seminary in Chicago. He has authored books on church renewal (The Passion Driven Congregation), leadership (Lead Like Butler) and stewardship (The Gratitude Path). He has also been chosen as Evangelist of the Year by the Foundation on Evangelism and served as a delegate for General and Jurisdictional Conferences of The United Methodist Church. Dr. Millard has taught courses on leadership and stewardship as an adjunct faculty member for Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, IL. The former senior pastor of St. Lukes’ United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Dr. Millard is now a retired elder in the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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Making Cents of Ministry

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Matthew 6:25-34
Series: Joy Through Giving
Duration:  29 min 11 secs

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'  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?    Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?    Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ?       “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.    Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.    If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?    So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’    For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.'

Matthew 6:25-34

Stewardship: The Outcome of Spiritual Maturity

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Psalm 24: 1; Timothy 6: 17-19
Series: Joy Through Giving
Duration:  19 min 55 secs

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'The earth is the Lord ’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;   '

Psalm 24:1

'Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.  In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.   '

1 Timothy 6:17-19