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A Vision of the Harvest (11 of 12)
Series: The Heavenly Vision - Seeing the Invisible
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.GIVING IS A PERSONAL PRIVILEGE
II. GIVING IS AN IMPERATIVE PRIVILEGE
III. GIVING IS A POSSIBLE PRACTICE
IV. GIVING IS A PROFITABLE PROPOSITION
This morning I want to invite your attention to the Gospel of Luke Chapter 6 and I want to read the words of Jesus in Verse 38. Would you please stand for the reading of God's word this morning and let's read Luke 6:38 and I want to speak this morning on the subject - "A Vision Of The Harvest".
As you give, you give with a vision of the harvest like a farmer sowing seed visualizes the time when the seed will bring forth fruit, that's how we give.
Jesus said it like this, "GIVE, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU; GOOD MEASURE,PRESSED DOWN, AND SHAKEN TOGETHER, AND RUNNING OVER, SHALL MEN GIVE INTO YOUR BOSOM. FOR WITH THE SAME MEASURE THAT YE METE WITHAL IT SHALL BE MEASURED TO YOU AGAIN." You may be seated.
I had a copy of a letter I wanted to read. I thought you might relate to what a man had to say to his preacher. He said, "Dear Pastor: In reply to your request to send a check, I wish to inform you that the present condition of my bank account makes it almost impossible.
My shattered financial condition is due to federal law, state law, county law, corporation law, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and out-laws. Due to these laws I am compelled to pay a business tax, amusement tax, head tax, school tax, gas tax, light tax, water tax, sales tax, even my brains are taxed.
I've applied to get a business license, an auto license, a dog license, a truck license, not to mention a marriage license. I'm also required to contribute to every organization in society which the genius man is capable of bringing to life - women's relief, unemployment relief, every hospital and charitable institution in this city including the Red Cross, the Black Cross, the Purple Cross, and the double cross.
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