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The Misery of Many Lottery Winners: Proof Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Lottery ticketsWhile many people may believe the statement “money can’t buy happiness,” nearly everyone would like to put that theory to test! People will almost always believe wholeheartedly that they would become immensely happy if only they had more money.

Should We Leave Our Children Inheritances?

CashScripture says that “A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children” (Proverbs 13:22). As a result, many Christians defend and justify leaving vast sums of wealth to their children and grandchildren. I think in order to understand the principle behind this verse, we need to compare what an inheritance meant in biblical times, versus what an inheritance means in this culture today. 

Ten Practical Ways to Control Spending and Wisely Manage God’s Money

WalletIt’s not how much money we make, but how we handle it that matters. And it all begins by recognizing the money we’re handling is not our own. 

Four Ways Generosity Benefits Us

Holding cashBy God’s grace, it’s not only others who benefit when we give. Here are just four of the many benefits we receive when we choose generosity.

Does giving time or goods instead of money earn the same eternal reward?

Question from Reader:  

Can someone who doesn't necessarily give money to the poor but cares for them in other ways such as providing food and clothing receive the same eternal reward as somebody who does? Is money the best and ONLY way to help the needy and receive eternal reward? 

Hearts, Habits & Happiness

Hearts, Habits & Happiness

Last weekend I attended the three sessions of Randy’s Q & A on the joy of giving at Good Shepherd Community Church. The theme of the conference was aptly named “Hearts, Habits & Happiness.” I’ve never heard messages on giving so infused with joy

Hearts, Habits & Happiness Conference - Nov. 8-9. 2014

Hearts, Habits, Happiness

Come to a free three-session conference (no registration required!) at Good Shepherd Community Church. Randy Alcorn will be answering questions about the joy of giving and how it affects our hearts, habits and happiness. The three different sessions are at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:00 & 10:45 on Sunday. For more information: www.goodshepherdcc.org

View the promo video for this conference on Randy's FaceBook page.

Randy speaks at Watermark Church - Feb. 15, 2015

Randy Alcorn will be speaking during weekend services at Watermark Church in Dallas, TX, on Sunday February 15, 2015. He will be speaking on the topics of Heaven/New Earth and money/giving. Service times can be found on the church website, www.watermark.org.

Six Reasons to Live More Simply—and Give More Generously

Bible and Coffee on TableSomeone has said, “Live simply that others may simply live.” Of course, there is no automatic relationship between my simple living and someone else being rescued from starvation or reached with the gospel. There is only a relationship if I, in fact, use the resources I have freed up to feed the hungry and reach the lost. 

How would you advise pastors to address the topic of giving? (audio)

Randy answers this question during a July 2014 conference call with Kerrick Thomas from Renegade Pastors, an online support network for pastors.

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