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  1. Rev Johana k Songok June 9, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Am always blessed when I read your books . lookingforward to pattnering with church with purpose.
    My prayer we can partner in reaching Muslims in coastal Kenya

  2. Nicholas Ndavi June 9, 2016 at 2:22 am

    This is a great revelation….you have blessed my soul and more the ministry I will teach this to the congregation. You have invested in the global. Blessing!!!

  3. Benon Katende June 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    May God bless your ministry because it has been a blessing to us.

  4. Points 1 – 3 are pooling money to fund “ministry” to bless those who give the money. That is not giving – it’s pooling. The nature of “giving” is to go beyond the giver. You can do all of points 1 – 3 without (1) hired experts and (2) a special building for a crowd of people in one location. In fact you can do it better without these two items. In small groups in homes or parks, etc, you can practice all of the “one another” instructions. Most believers will not practice these when they sit in a pew. Leadership Journal’s article on “normal church budgeting shows that believers CONSUME 84% of their giving to hire experts and maintain special buildings. Only 16% goes out the door for points 4 and 5. That is where all the giving becomes giving – serving the poor and reaching all nations with the gospel.

    In your priority, it is 5 times more important for those who have heard 500 -1500 Bible lectures, to hear another 500 or more, than for those who have never heard and will never hear unless someone is sent to them. Please, brother. Wake up and see the corruption in the household of faith! I realize there are hundreds of excuses to justify the current system. None of them match up to the Word. Example: “preach the word, in season and out of season…” does not mean lecture the word in strict one-way communication by only one man for the whole time. There is no way to exposit this narrow form from any NT on declaring God’s truth. There are many scriptures that say teaching and preaching are for every believer. It even specifies “teaching and admonishing one another” Col. 3:16. There are many others.

  5. MANEX MWANAMUKANKA June 3, 2016 at 1:39 am

    BLESSED DAY SERVANT OF GOD
    AM HUMBLED FOR THE SPIRITUAL INSIGHT OF THE ARTICLE MAY THE GOOD LORD RICHLY BLESS YOU.

  6. Love the analogies made with investing. So on target and relatable to all in a congregation. Thanks for sharing. This is a non-threatening way to encourage believers to be givers.

  7. WINNIE KHUNJWA June 1, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUCH AN EMPOWERING SHARING ON GOD’S INVESTMENT FUNDS.

    STAY BLESSED!

  8. Dr. George Gallant June 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Tell me Pastor Warren, why is it the Church in America is all about money? Money is not everything, yet the American Christian seems to believe it is with BIG CHURCH buildings; large salaries for the church workers. People always talk about the missionary, but I have never seen one that has to struggle for his or her bread each day.

    Why is it always about money when people hurt while the Fellowships back home in America, have “Very Large Bank Accounts,” and will not touch them to help others? Why does the Fellowship have to be so large that even the Shepard of the flock will never know his flock personally? Tell me is it ego?

    I have seen this with my own eyes, even though the Fellowship does this my faith in God is stronger as, I near the end, of my life, upon this earth.

  9. What a beautiful way of summarizing the five Live purposes. Thank you Pastor Warren.

  10. Pastor Olawoyin K.O May 30, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I am really blessed
    What a great message
    A message that must be pass to my people in the church.
    Thank you sir.

  11. Hanson_555akanimo January 16, 2012 at 4:42 am

    It is wonderful to get connected

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