Daily Devotional

  • Do You Handle Money Well? — Wednesday August 15, 2018

    WEDNESDAY August 15, 2018

    Do You Handle Money Well?

    And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem. But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.

    I Corinthians 16:3-4

    Paul wanted to remain blameless. He did not want to handle any money. He had told the Corinthian believers of the financial needs in Jerusalem. They should assign a responsible person to carry the gift to the city, and Paul would go with them.

    Paul was wise. Many people get themselves into financial trouble when they have no accountability. Pastor Chuck Smith always taught us to stay away from counting money in the Church. I know my spiritual gifts––they are to preach and teach God’s Word. Like Paul, I stay away from money to be blameless. Our main focus at CCGS is to give God’s Word out to the people.

    Churches need to have a board to hold them accountable and to make sure, financially, everything is in order. Then, if ever there is an accusation, a good paper trail has been kept to trace their finances. Many churches receive a black eye when audited by the IRS. Our church has certified CPA audits; they come once a year to check the books. They look at every receipt before giving us a final report.

    Many churches place so much emphasis on giving money, when they should never beg for finances. We never want to get caught up in money issues. In fact, we have learned some amazing lessons as we continue to trust, believe and watch God provide.

    What about your own personal finances; are you responsible and careful in your spending? One day we will have to give an account to God.

    There are two ways in which a Christian may view his money — “‘How much of my money shall I use for God?’” or “‘How much of God's money shall I use for myself?’”
    ~W. Graham Scroggie~

  • Good Stewardship — Tuesday August 14, 2018
  • Be Steadfast — Monday August 13, 2018
  • Saved by Christ Alone — Sunday August 12, 2018
  • Citizens of Heaven — Saturday August 11, 2018
  • The Mystery of the Rapture — Friday August 10, 2018
  • The Image of the Heavenly Man — Thursday August 9, 2018
  • The Lord from Heaven — Wednesday August 8, 2018
  • Christ Gives Us Spiritual Life — Tuesday August 7, 2018
  • The Opportunity for Eternal Life — Monday August 6, 2018
  • Our Hope of Heaven — Sunday August 5, 2018
  • God's Glorious Creation — Saturday August 4, 2018
  • Be Certain About Jesus Christ — Friday August 3, 2018
  • How Are the Dead Raised Up? — Thursday August 2, 2018
  • Awake to Righteousness — Wednesday August 1, 2018
  • Eat, Drink for Tomorrow We Die? — Tuesday July 31, 2018
  • Christians in Jeopardy — Monday July 30, 2018
  • All Things Subject To Christ — Sunday July 29, 2018
  • Death The Last Enemy — Saturday July 28, 2018
  • Christ the Firstfruits — Friday July 27, 2018
  • Hope of Eternal Life — Thursday July 26, 2018
  • Thorn in the Flesh — Wednesday July 25, 2018
  • What is Heaven Like? — Tuesday July 24, 2018
  • Men Most Pitiable — Monday July 23, 2018
  • Faith That is Futile — Sunday July 22, 2018
  • Found False Witnesses? — Saturday July 21, 2018