Abundant Life

Audio Teaching: Giving and Tithing

by John Schoenheit
The Christian world is very confused about giving and tithing. Many Christians believe that God commands them to tithe, and some believe that if a person does not tithe he will be cursed by God. This causes guilt, shame, and even fear among Christians who do not tithe. In this teaching, John Schoenheit opens the Word of God and shows that, while each person should give generously, Christians are not commanded to tithe. The Word of God shows that the tithe was instituted by God as a part of the Mosaic Law, so that the Levites and Priests, who could not own land, would be provided for.

Before the Law God did not command a tithe, and the command to tithe ended when the Church started, just like the Temple, sacrifices, and priestly system ended. However, the Word of God says that Christians should give their very lives as living sacrifices and that certainly includes giving; giving time, material goods, and money. Although some people’s situation may be such that they cannot give ten percent to the work of God, many people can and should give more than that. This teaching not only covers giving and tithing, but also provides biblical information about what to give and where Christians should give.

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Question …

Today’s question is …

Recall when you first started using the Internet regularly.

It was in the early 90’s … we had a Zenith computer. It was during the weird green text on a black screen era. I used Prodigy to get online and I discovered chat rooms very early in my cyber career.

In fact, I spent an INSANE amount of time in chat rooms and became so addicted to chatting that I ignored by two young sons AND my husband.

Which strangely coincides with the time period I started having marital problems.

I’m sure the two were NOT related …

Your turn …

Abundant Life

Teaching: Salvation is Permanent for Christians in this Administration of God’s Grace (Eph. 3:2 & 9) – Part Two

Every Sunday I provide videos and valuable links to the Truth or Tradition teachings. We’ve been following the Truth or Tradition teachings for many years now and they have truly blessed our family. We have found peace and happiness through our beliefs and we walk confidently for God. My hope, by passing on this information to you, is that what you find here, or on the Truth or Tradition website, will guide you to a better, more blessed and abundant life.

If you would like to read my views on religion and how we got started with the ministry, you can read this.

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Saturday Stuff

Painful Memories

I stared.

“Wow. That house is small. And old … and ugly,” my friend said.

I swallowed.

“Are you ready?”

I shivered.

We walked up the stairs and across the porch, being careful to avoid the rotting planks.

The door creaked as we pushed it open.

I heard rustling from deep within the bowels of the dark house.

“Rats,” my buddy whispered.

I shuddered.

My buddy walked through the door. “Ready?”

I whimpered.

My tormentor grabbed my shirt and yanked me forward; I tripped over my feet.

The chair dominated the small room.

“Weird,” said my friend. “Why does that chair have barbed wire?”

I fainted.





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This is a themed writing meme hosted by Jenny Matlock. The goal is to write something that does not exceed 100 words (not including said prompt). The prompt is in italics.


Fridays Are Our Late Days

It’s 6:47 a.m. and I’ve been busy updating school websites. I usually update them after I get home from work every evening, but last night, I was dead. SO dead, in fact, that I went to bed at 8:30.


I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. This job just sucks the mental energy right out of me. And I’m still not complaining, if I have to work, I’d rather work at a job that keeps me on my toes rather than twiddling my thumbs.

You know, I haven’t read a book since starting this job?!? I’ve just been too tired to concentrate on anything other than staring at a TV screen and zoning out. Even the thought of putting out the effort to read makes me tired …

The girls at work assure me that all of this mental energy will even out … eventually. I’m hoping it happens before my 50th birthday.


Hopefully, I can blog a bit this weekend. The bathrooms are nearly finished. “We” will finish them this weekend. I hope. I’m SICK TO DEATH of this project, but still, we are very pleased with the way things have turned out. We’ve had a little contractor trouble, but really not enough to blog about – it’s just been annoying and OH SO VERY SLOW. At any rate, we’re nearly done and we can move on to other things … like enjoying the fruits of our labor.

Fridays are relaxed around here. Everyone gets to sleep in an extra 30, (er, 45) minutes. Jazz doesn’t have to be at school until 8:20 (as opposed to 7:50) and I actually have a few moments to enjoy the morning before taking my shower, running a kid to school, coming back to fine tune my beauty (HAHAHAHA), throwing some sort of lunch into a WalMart bag (I’m fancy like that) and zipping to work. Dude actually followed me to work the other day, he was on his way to class. It feels weird to have your child follow you in a separate car to go do his separate thing without you or your husband. Just wait, it’ll happen to you someday.

I’ve enjoyed my morning. (Well okay. I enjoyed catching some emails up). Now it’s time to make myself beautiful (HAHAHAHA) and head to work.


February is nearly over. Does that freak anyone else out?!?