If You Want It, It’s Yours

It was an unusual thing to say in a sermon that “I have a 10-speed bike I bought on impulse, and if you want it, it’s yours.” This same minister, not me, continued, “And I have a humidifier I never use. It’s as good as new. And a set of tires we salvaged from the accident that don’t fit our car.” His sermon was about combining resources.

As individuals, most people have more than we need; so this pastor was sharing what he could give away. Would you believe, after a while there was so much sharing going on, it led to a church resource list being published, like “I have a truck I don’t use all the time and would be happy to move stuff for people who need help.”

Combining resources—it’s a simple idea, but I say it packs a great wallop.


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.

You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.


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