Perspectives on Stewardship

Where is your Treasure?

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Where is your Treasure?As a church we recently enjoyed Chip Ingram as our guest speaker. Chip is not a stranger to First Baptist Naples. He has spoken here on many occasions, but his most recent message was perhaps one of his most compelling and seemed to strike a chord in many of us. It was...

Things Money Can't Buy!

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Some will remember the old Beatles song “Can’t Buy Me Love”. The lyrics tell us that “I’ll get you anything my friend, if it makes you feel alright...but I don’t care too much for money...for money can’t buy me love.” There is an old poem that...

How Do You Define Success?

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Question: How do you define success?Have you structured your life around achieving your definition of success - setting your priorities and goals, your financial budget, how you use your time and develop your skill set toward that definition of success?Are you on track?Our society typically...

How Much is Enough?

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How much is enough? Ponder this question: Have you ever asked yourself: How much is enough? Do you ever find yourself dissatisfied and discontent, always desiring more...pursuing more? That’s perhaps an easy trap to fall into - especially living in a place like Naples. Have you ever...

On a Mission from God

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The storyline of the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers, is that of two brothers who had recently been released from prison, and soon learned that the church-run orphanage they had grown-up in was about to be closed because it had run out of money. The brothers then set out to raise the funds needed...

Did You Pay your Taxes?

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Today is tax day - April 15th. Did you file your tax return and pay your taxes? Today is the day the government expects us to pay our taxes, and although we may grumble, as good citizens of our great country, we do it. Okay - good, you paid your taxes. Now, what about your tithe? Have you given...

Where is my Heart?

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The subject of stewardship and giving can be a sensitive topic. Not surprisingly, this sensitivity is not new. In Matthew 19, a rich young man comes to Jesus and asks what he must do to be saved. Jesus tells him to keep the commandments. The young man says he has done so from his youth. So far...


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