We know that we should give graciously. But why? Pastor Scott shares some reasons that grace giving should be a natural part of our lives.
Andy Giessman, from Addison's Walk, was here to share the ministry he has to college students in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Our giving to the Lord is grace, in response to grace. We love, forgive, and give, because God has done the same for us.
Pastor Scott took us further into our series called "What does God Say About Money?" and helped us understand that the enemy of good stewardship, is materialism. It's an easily-besetting sin, no doubt. Pastor Scott gives us some biblical help in this area.
We sometimes look at our money as if it's ours. But the truth is that God gave it to us to be MANAGERS of it. He owns it all.
Pastor Scott is leading us through this series on money, to help us handle money rightly. Sometimes we let it control us, instead of the other way around. We also ask money to do things that it was never designed to do. This is the first sermon in this mini-series.
Pastor Scott concluded the series-within-the-series on Sunday about Jesus' evangelism, and what we can glean from it. Honesty is the key when sharing the gospel. If we only share that God is love and we need to love, we are leaving out the just character of God, as well as holiness.
Sometimes we think we know who "might be a good Christian" and we spend much time trying to help them accept Christ--when in reality we need to spread the gospel, to whomever we can, and leave the rest with God. God didn't choose people based on their talents or social status.
We not only need passion, confidence, and urgency, while sharing the gospel--we need courage. Pastor Scott continues the Evangelism mini-series in the Book of Luke.
Part Two of Pastor Scott's three-sermon series on Jesus, the Evangelist.