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This week, Pastor Ray Noah continue our series, "High Performance Christianity" with a message titled "Untying God's Hands." Towards the end of the message, Kelly and Tammie Orfield share a powerful testimony of God's faithfulness in their lives as they stayed faithful to Him.
In the second message in the series "The Gift of Hospitality" Pastor Nathan discusses the importance of giving as a lifestyle in the message titled "Be A Giver". This message also includes a word given to the congregation about faith and not throwing in the towel.
Money makes us think that we can own things and people. We use it to impress our neighbors and coworkers, placate our spouses, and bribe our children. Money also makes us think that we can control things. If we have enough money, we can buy a good education, we can buy insurance, and we can pay into a pension, and then we will have it made. But all it takes is a divorce, a diagnosis, or a death to prove that money is not nearly as powerful as it seems. Now let's take a look at God. The Psalms say that all power belongs to God. [Psalm 62:11] But the way God works is so very different from the way money works. The best way I can put it is that money leads to ownership whereas God leads to relationship. Money seeks to be in control. God seeks to be in love. Do you see the difference?
This series deals with the importance of the gift of hospitality working not only inside the church but also in the body of Christ today.
Too often we try to do this life alone, but when we do we miss many beautiful moments. Yet, God wants us to know that He has something truly wonderful for each of us. And to experience this He invites us to follow alongside Him, to live and work together as His family, and to be a close-knit community who puts Him first.
Are you reluctant to invest in the Body of Christ? We all have areas of dry bones and dead hearts we can reach into and call to come alive. This week we learn how they can come alive by focusing on how investing your time, talent, and treasure will enrich your joy and purpose and result in an unimaginable return on your investment!
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Introduction The Apostle Paul collected money to take to struggling Christians in Jerusalem. This was an important project to Paul, showing up multiple places in the New Testament. In today’s passage Paul encourages the Corinthians to follow through on their participation. In the process, he helps us understand the role of giving in the life of the Christian.
We have a real world demonstration that God will keep his covenant. We can trust that he will not change. What does it mean to have a covenantal relationship?