Author Archives: Roy Heggland

Focus: Stewardship

Pentecost is the day we celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit to indwell believers. He came on the fiftieth day following the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The eternal Spirit of God has been present in the world since creation. In Genesis, we read that “the Spirit of God was hovering over the

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Pivot Point

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV). The death and resurrection of Jesus is not a story told to teach us something. It is not a fable or wishful thinking. It is not about a good person

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Scripture Alone: Stewardship

There are many areas of Scripture where we are tempted to add to or subtract from what the Word tells us. Justification by faith alone, for example. This truth has been plagued through the centuries by those who would add to Scripture when it comes to our salvation. In parallel with that thinking is the

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Graceful Giving

As the Apostle Paul begins his letter to the Romans, he paints a picture of the human condition which is so stark and bleak that we find ourselves without any hope of avoiding the wrath and punishment of God. But when it seems that all is lost, Paul, in Romans 3:21, uses the words “but

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How Do you Read the Signs?

Have you ever read a sign and then realized that it could be read in more ways than one? Sometimes the sign maker has one thing in mind, and the sign reader gets a different message. I enjoy reading signs to see if I can come up with an entirely different meaning from what was

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Truly Good Works

When you are taking a walk, cleaning your house, taking out the trash, eating lunch, changing a baby’s diaper, sleeping, working at your profession or replacing a lightbulb in your closet, you are engaging in everyday things that often seem to have no significance. Even as a Christian, much of your life revolves around these

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An Incomplete Gift?

An irrevocable trust is a technique used by estate planners to remove assets from a client’s estate for tax or asset protection purposes. The assets the client wants protected are placed in the trust. But there are downsides to an irrevocable trust. First of all, the client loses all control over the assets. Second, the

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The Christian and Money

We are all born with a desperate need for love, purpose and security. Those are good things to desire. Unfortunately, since our sinful nature is absolutely and resolutely opposed to God, we will search for those things everywhere except the one place we can find them…in God himself. Since our society equates all three—love, purpose

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