Bringing Christ's Love to Life
Our Reason for Existence
Come for worship with communion on Sunday, February 19 at 9 or 11am.
A snippet from this Sunday's sermon:
You have to ask yourself the question, “What if I started each day trying to figure out how to be more loving and more forgiving?” If we started each and every day with this thought, literally wondering how to be more loving and forgiving, how would this change our attitude and approach to whatever comes next? And the second question is like unto the first, if we’re not starting each and every day with this thought, why aren’t we?
People talk sometimes about God blessing them with a new job, a new car, a new house, a new phone, or some other new thing. God’s economy doesn’t work that way. I know the idea that God will bless you with a good job, a good car, a good house, a good phone, or some other good thing if you’ll only do this or do that. Turn on any media outlet and you’ll hear preachers of churches large and small saying this. I invite you to run screaming from the room if you ever hear me saying that if you’ll only give more money to the church, God will give you blessings in return. God responding to bribery is not how it works. That’s not how any of this works.
What God’s economy is really driving at has nothing to do with money and God’s blessings have nothing to do with things. Seriously. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Today’s story from Luke is an excellent example of what God’s economy is all about.
There's more to the story. Join in the rest of the discussion on Sunday, February 19 at 9 & 11am.
In the meanwhile, some questions to consider:
What motivates you in the morning?
How do you define what a blessing is?
What if I started each day trying to figure out how to be more loving and more forgiving?
if we’re not starting each and every day with this question, why aren’t we?
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