This body that we have is decaying. It does not matter who you are, whether you are rich or poor we all die. We live in a fallen world, this world will not get any better. Our major concern should be about our attitude toward Jesus’ word.
Mother’s Day is a great day to think about and thank your mom (and the other godly women that God has placed in your life!) for showing you a part of what God’s love looks like. There’s just something different about a mother’s love. And that great feeling you have when you get a hug from mom is just a small taste of God’s love for you. The Bible says that God is our Father, but there are times and ways that He loves us and comforts us just like a mother comforts her child.
Heaven the place, teaches us that a promise fulfilled is powerful, especially when the promise maker is Christ.
In a world filled with decay, we wait in eager hope for heaven, the place we go to where our physical bodies will be renewed and God will create for us a place with no tears, no more death or decay.
The promise of heaven is worth waiting for. From his promise to Abraham to the upcoming hope of a new Jerusalem, the promise of heaven is what our faith holds on to. While we wait for this promise, we are called to stand firm and not compromise in our walk with God
We don’t just go to church, we are the Church. Biblically, the church is viewed as a family/household. However, some people don’t have a good view of what family means and when we get distracted, one of the first things to be sacrificed is family. How do you view church and family and how does it affect how you are living?
As we finish our series in God and Money, we reflect on the fact that Jesus talked about money as a thing to be joyful about. We are encouraged to consider how we manage the money God has given us and to stop trying to live up to the expectations of wealth that we form by looking at the people around us. We are left with the questing of if we are rich toward God or rich toward money and are cautioned to choose wisely.
This resurrection Sunday, we remember the Power of God shown even in the most horrific circumstances – death by crucifixion. Through Christ’s death on the cross, sin and death were defeated for all time and we now have hope for a future free of suffering. We are reminded that the message of Easter is the power of God and that, if we remember nothing else, we should remember the cross as it is the foundation of our salvation.
As we can see from Exodus 32: 1-6, affluenza (putting money before God) has been an issue for all of human history. We forget what God has done and refuse to see his instructions as being for our good. Today’s sermon reminds us that generosity is the cure to our affluenza, and no one is more generous than God.
We continue our series on God and money. It is important for us to remember that our treasures on earth are temporary so we should invest them back into God’s Kingdom, where we truly belong. This World is Not Our Home.
In continuing our series on God and Money, we are reminded that the Bible tells us that our relationship with money (especially when regarding the portion we give to God) should be one of joy rather than sacrifice. Jesus, in Matt. 6, doesn’t say we shouldn’t store up treasure but rather tells us WHERE we should store it (Heaven v. Earth). Since we can’t bring money with us when we leave the earth, why would we invest in something that we know is worthless? Instead, we are encouraged to send our treasure ahead by investing in the Kingdom of God since it all belongs to Him anyway.