Montgomery, Ala. (BNc) — Sam Long, elder of the University church, Montgomery, AL., gave one of the after-dinner speeches at Faulkner University’s Leader’s Connect recently. His lesson on giving brought many good points to those attending. When he pulled the pictured ear of corn from his inside coat pocket (in a zip-lock bag), those in the group didn’t know what to expect. It didn’t take long for Long to make the point of how we plant one small kernel of corn and then we reap much more than we have sown. He continued bringing points back to the scriptures as he encouraged everyone to give liberally, and to expect more.

Emphasis was given to the scripture, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38).

Sam Long is a preacher of the gospel. He generously gave everyone a widow’s mite from Jerusalem at the end of his thought provoking presentation. He may be contacted at: