Free Stuff Friday

Spiritual people never think about money, right? They never have to balance a checkbook, crunch any numbers, or pick up a few hours of overtime on the weekend in order to make ends meet…right?…

Of course, that would be news to Jesus, who seems to have a lot to say about money in the Gospels. The truth is that the way we use our treasures on earth reveals where our treasure really lies.

Randy Alcorn reminds us of this fact in his short but impacting book, The Treasure Principle. He says, “You can’t take it with you, but you can send it on ahead.”

So this week we’ll be giving away a free copy of Randy Alcorn’s The Treasure Principle. Just post a comment admitting that you do in fact think about money, and we’ll select a winner at random next week.

And the Winner Is…

Congratulations to Larry Jacobs, the first Free Stuff Friday winner (chosen by the always equitable “pick a number between 1 and 10” method). Larry, make sure you see me at church to claim your prize, So High the Price, by the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team.

This week, we’ll be giving away a copy of one of our favorite books, Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper.

“Don’t Waste Your Life? Great message for a teenager to hear, right?”

Well, here’s a quote from the back flap:

Consider this story from the February 1998 Reader’s Digest: A couple ‘took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball and collect shells . . .’ Picture them before Christ at the great day of judgment: ‘Look, Lord. See my shells.’ That is a tragedy.

Don’t Waste Your Life is a message we all need to hear. So…if you want to win a copy of this invaluable book, comment on this post and give a helpful way to “unwaste” your life–for example–waking up an hour early in order to spend time in the Word, or skipping that Sunday afternoon nap in order to help in the bus ministry.

A winner will be chosen at random next Friday morning, so don’t worry if you’re not Louis L’Amour. Just say something!

Free Stuff Friday!

And it’s not even the day after Thanksgiving!

We’re going to try something new here at Bethel Life. Each Friday (and when I say “each,” I am using that term very loosely), we’ll be giving away something for free. Hence “Free Stuff Friday.”

What will we be giving away? A new car? A year’s supply of random delicious foods? We’ll see, we’ll see. This week, one lucky person will win a shiny new copy of So High the Price, a new CD from the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team.

Here’s how to win: Comment on this post, describing something that was a blessing to you during our Praise Emphasis Week (January 24-31). At the end of next week, we’ll choose a winner at random and announce it here on the blog.

Just a few rules:

  • Make sure you comment by next Thursday evening to be entered into the drawing.
  • The winner will be chosen at random, so don’t worry about making your comment a Pulitzer-prize winning composition.
  • You have to claim your prize at church. (We’re too cheap to pay for shipping–we spent it all on these expensive prizes;-)

We’re looking forward to reading your comments!