I preached on giving yesterday. It wasn't as difficult a topic to discuss as I originally thought. I have heard pastors before talk about the difficulties of giving. What I actually learned was that this topic is very natural to the very essence of who we are as Christians. The sermon ended up being a tad bit on the long side, but I will attribute that to the fullness of this topic. Frankly, I barely scratched the surface of what needed to be discussed.
Anyway, if you are interested in hearing these thoughts on a Biblical perspective of giving, you can listen right here:
You can also download them by right-clicking here and choosing to save the mp3 file.
As a little disclaimer, I felt very much, as I was preparing this message, that my logical flow of thought was a little off. To some, this may not be an issue, but for some reason, I always feel like I need a precise logical flow. When it doesn't come together logically, I always feel a little off when I am preaching. For me, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish the difference between the tangible presence of God's Spirit while studying and the presence of a logical flow of thought. Though I am sure this is not the case for everyone, it is true for me.