Tag: Sacrifice


I’ll Be Your Friend

During the Civil War, President Lincoln received many requests for pardons from soldiers who were sentenced to die for desertion.  Each appeal was frequently accompanied by numerous testimonial letters from friends and powerful people. One day, the President received an appeal for a pardon that stood out; it arrived without…


Giving Under Compulsion

II Corinthians 9:7 – People mistakenly take this to mean, “If I’m not happy about giving, I shouldn’t give.” – This interpretation would contradict many scriptures, including the very core message of discipleship — denying self. (Luke 9:23) – What Paul is actually saying is, “If you’re not happy about…