Perhaps you saw on the news the story that happened at Sycamore Street Church in suburban Columbus, Ohio. The minister ordered a Domino’s pizza while on stage. When the pizza was delivered, the minister asked the delivery person what the highest tip she ever received was. She said that it was $10. The minister, Steve Markle, gave her $15. Then he said the church had been studying generosity and had taken up a love offering for her of $1,046. The delivery person left in tears. No doubt they were tears of joy.

Mike Shannon is professor of preaching at the Russell School of Ministry of Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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