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How can we learn to view giving as a privilege? (video)

Randy Alcorn speaks with pastor Alan Hlavka at Good Shepherd Community Church at the Hearts, Habits & Happiness Conference in 2014. In this video Randy talks about the privilege of giving, especially in light of 2 Corinthians 8.

What does it mean to be God’s money manager? (video)

Randy Alcorn speaks with pastor Alan Hlavka at Good Shepherd Community Church at the Hearts, Habits & Happiness Conference in 2014. In this video Randy talks about giving generously and shares tips for stewarding time. 

What does Acts 20 teach us about the connection between happiness and giving? (video)

Randy Alcorn speaks with pastor Alan Hlavka at Good Shepherd Community Church at the Hearts, Habits & Happiness Conference in 2014. In this video Randy talks about what we can learn about giving from the book of Acts. 

Should we have and use credit cards?

Credit cards

The ancient book of Proverbs applies directly to our use of credit cards: “A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences” (Proverbs 22:3).

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

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