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Megachurch pastor’s message stops an inner-city ministry

A mighty megachurch pastorPreached a message proclaimingThat all his member’s tithesBelonged to his churchAnd that God didn’t want themTo be given anywhere else.One married couple was saddenedBecause they were givingOne week of their titheEvery monthTo a small local inner-city ministryThat … Continue reading

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The Real Measure Of A Church

What if the real measure of a church is: Not size, but surrender to God; Not coolness, but compassion; Not preaching, but participation; Not programs, but the power and Presence of God; Not bragging, but brokenness; Not the offering, but … Continue reading

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