By Rev. Phillip Leo, Church Communications Director
A millennial friend recently told me he gives to charities that fight diabetes. He gives to his church, too – but there’s a personal connection to the cause of diabetes. His father suffers from this disease, so giving to find a cure feels just that much more personal.
It’s not just flattery. You really are the total package. Your desire to walk with Jesus is growing. The fruit of the Spirit emerges and operates in your everyday living. Your prayers are sincere and your care for others is sacrificial. Praise God, you are a totally new creation!
In a smartphone world, reading the Bible is becoming increasingly individualized. While there are tremendous benefits to carrying Scripture everywhere you go, chances are that most of us read the Bible alone instead of in community.
When Hal and Jane Rodenhouses’ daughters began to lend a hand with their parents’ finances, they were astounded by what they discovered. The list of charities their parents supported was two pages long… single-spaced.