Sermon Synopsis

The Command To Generosity

Failing to follow God’s command to generous giving is a mark of idolatry – it suggests that we know and can do better with our money. While there is no mandated amount for Christian generosity, the everlasting love of Christ should compel us to give bountifully and regularly.

The Command To Generosity

Failing to follow God’s command to generous giving is a mark of idolatry – it suggests that we know and can do better with our money. While there is no mandated amount for Christian generosity, the everlasting love of Christ should compel us to give bountifully and regularly.

THE HEART OF GENEROSITY

When we seek to get from money what only God can give us, it becomes an idol that blinds us from seeing what it truly is – a resource for God’s purpose. But if we treasure the indescribable gift of Christ, he dwells in our hearts fully, rids us of idols and enables us to give generously, willingly and sacrificially.

THE HEART OF GENEROSITY

When we seek to get from money what only God can give us, it becomes an idol that blinds us from seeing what it truly is – a resource for God’s purpose. But if we treasure the indescribable gift of Christ, he dwells in our hearts fully, rids us of idols and enables us to give generously, willingly and sacrificially.

WHEN WORK BECOME MEANINGLESS

Many times, our work feels meaningless: it seems like we are not achieving anything worthwhile. We may embrace the things our work provides us, but they will not give us lasting meaning. The writer of Ecclesiastes shows us that the recipe for meaninglessness is a worldly worldview and a worldly heart. If the output of our work defines life for us, then it has become our god; if the result of our work becomes the measure of meaning, and this is idolatry.
However, the Bible shows us that there is a resolution for our meaninglessness. We need a godly worldview and a godly heart. The true value of our work is not in the material gains or the money we make but in God’s assessment from an eternal timescale. Jesus’ work on earth appeared meaningless; many people did not believe in him. Yet, it is Jesus’ finished work on the Cross that gives us meaning. Jesus worked with his eyes set on God’s eternal timeline.
We will find true meaning for our lives and our work when we rest upon Christ’s finished work and see our temporal work from God’s eternal perspective with a renewed heart.

WHEN WORK BECOME MEANINGLESS

Many times, our work feels meaningless: it seems like we are not achieving anything worthwhile. We may embrace the things our work provides us, but they will not give us lasting meaning. The writer of Ecclesiastes shows us that the recipe for meaninglessness is a worldly worldview and a worldly heart. If the output of our work defines life for us, then it has become our god; if the result of our work becomes the measure of meaning, and this is idolatry.
However, the Bible shows us that there is a resolution for our meaninglessness. We need a godly worldview and a godly heart. The true value of our work is not in the material gains or the money we make but in God’s assessment from an eternal timescale. Jesus’ work on earth appeared meaningless; many people did not believe in him. Yet, it is Jesus’ finished work on the Cross that gives us meaning. Jesus worked with his eyes set on God’s eternal timeline.
We will find true meaning for our lives and our work when we rest upon Christ’s finished work and see our temporal work from God’s eternal perspective with a renewed heart.

The Leprosy of Greed

Greed makes us blind to its presence in our life. Greed makes our hearts hard. Greed makes us objectify persons and personify objects. Greed is leprosy of the heart. But Jesus is so powerful that he cannot only heal the disease of our hearts, He can also make them clean through his touch of his hands.

THE LEPROSY OF GREED

Greed makes us blind to its presence in our life. Greed makes our hearts hard. Greed makes us objectify persons and personify objects. Greed is leprosy of the heart. But Jesus is so powerful that he cannot only heal the disease of our hearts, He can also make them clean through his touch of his hands.

Remembering the Sabbath

Rest is a strange idea for many in the city. We work as though money can fulfill all our needs and we regard rest as something for the lazy.
But the bible teaches that Sabbath is a blessing to be enjoyed because it points to the deeper rest we all long for. When we rest, we say, ‘No, money, you are not my god.’

REMEMBERING THE SABBATH

Rest is a strange idea for many in the city. We work as though money can fulfill all our needs and we regard rest as something for the lazy.
But the bible teaches that Sabbath is a blessing to be enjoyed because it points to the deeper rest we all long for. When we rest, we say, ‘No, money, you are not my god.’

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