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Giving (3 of 5)
Series: Outlive Your Life
Dr. Charles Lowery
1 Chronicles 29:5-6; John 3:16
October 3, 2010
Isn't that great? How many gonna make it to 10/10/10 just raise your hand? Some of you are looking a little down. I thought, after the ball game I thought I was gonna have to preach on depression today for you LSU people. I was kind of getting out the old battling the blues notes but you won the game after the game I guess. Is how you put it? I don't know how you, but anyway it was one of the miracles up there with the Red Sea I think. When Fred asked me to speak on giving he said I know a lot of guys, actually I talk about giving a lot around the country because giving is one of the great signs of good mental health. If, I can pretty much tell what kind of mental health you are in whether you are a giver or whether you are a taker. I'll know how your marriage is going; I'll pretty much know how your life is going. Now most of what I do around the country is I try to encourage people to motivate them to make more money because you can't give unless you make. The Bible says Daniel was ten times better. I think Christians ought to be excellent at what they do and how they make money and then the more you make the more you can give. So we ought to be excellent at everything that we do. I don't know what your strategy of life, the American strategy I guess is get all you can, can all you get, sit on the lid and poison the rest. That's kind of the way most people live. That's not the way God says to live. One guy said, one guy was a millionaire and they asked him how did you make all your money? It was the 3 d's. He said you got discipline, dedication, determination, he said actually it's four d's and they said four, he said yeah, I forgot that last d. The death of my uncle that left me five million dollars. So some people get it different ways and we make a lot of jokes about money. You know one lady said I didn't want to marry him for ...
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