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Do you remember Tupperware containers? Listen as Pastor Mark discusses "The Purpose of Clay Pots". A humbling reminder that we are a container of a treasure.
What we do with a little determines a lot.
Number 2 in a series on time, talent and treasure
My middle child loves his stuff. He actually has “stashes,” like behind his bed and underneath the couch, where he hides his action figures, Legos, Pokémon cards, his little sister’s toys, and even used chewing gum! (If A&E ever decides to start a spinoff from their reality television show Hoarders, like “Tiny Hoarders,” we are in.) I believe the reason he hides his things is because he lacks trust. In a similar way, many of us struggle with trusting God when dealing with money and the stuff we spend it on. Join me as we look at Jesus’ challenging words, “You cannot serve God and wealth.” -Pastor Eric
C.S. Lewis once compared those who chase after the pleasure of this world to "an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea." So is the lot of many in our world who forsake the glories of eternity in heaven to pursue the passing delights of this present age. This sermon looks at two parallel kingdom parables told by Jesus in Matthew in which He urges those who would follow Him and gain Heaven, to give up everything in exchange for eternity with Christ and true treasure in Heaven.
Giving is something we're a part of. But as we get older, we forget the blessing we get from giving. We have to return to the freedom of generosity.
In God's economy, generosity is a requirement with a reward. Generous people obediently bless others in their need. Generous people, in turn, are blessed. Generosity speaks volumes about your theology and spiritual maturity. It is a reflection of God's character, a recognition of God's ownership, and requires a reliance on God's faithfulness. So, invest in generosity. It is a tangible expression of your love.
We desire; We are designed to want. It's what we end up pursuing that gets us in trouble. God doesn't want us to chase after those things that don't last. He wants us to chase after Him and His goodness.