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Want to Hear More About the Story Mentioned Yesterday? Check This Out

Yesterday I told you about a church in Atlanta that split $1.5 million between its members instructing them to give it away to people in need.

Several have expressed interest in hearing more about how this generosity has impacted the lives of others, and if you’re one of those people you’re in luck.

My friend Lynn Stringfellow informed me that Don McLaughlin spoke on this topic at The Tulsa Workshop a couple of weeks ago. Don’s lesson is entitled “A Redeemed Past,” and can be ordered here (session ID CD01).

I’m putting my order in today – if you’re interested in this, you ought to do the same.

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Atlanta Church Splits $1.5 Million Among Members to Do Good Works

This story is too good not to share!

From The Christian Chronicle:

Exclusive: Church splits $1.5 million for good works

Let God write the story.

Pulpit minister Don McLaughlin made that request of the 1,400-member North Atlanta Church of Christ last fall as he revealed astonishing news.

A donor who asked to remain anonymous had given $1.5 million to be divided among all present that Sunday — from first-graders up — and spent on good works in the Lord’s name.

“The most amazing thing to me was that if you were at the service that day, even if you were a visitor, you could get a voucher because the elders felt like God had placed that person there for a reason,” said longtime member Cari Thornton, who has taught children’s Sunday school classes for more than 30 years.

Read the full story on The Chronicle’s website here.

I’m a big fan of the North Atlanta Church of Christ. I’ve heard Don preach several times and have always enjoyed it (besides this one time at a youth retreat – funny story – maybe I’ll share sometime), but really like what they’re doing with their recovery ministry. They go out of their way to minister to “the least of these” (Matt. 25:40), and this story is another example of that.

It’s wonderful! Again, I encourage you to read the entire story.

People stepping out in faith, doing good in the name of Jesus – I love it!

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