October 30th – November 20th: Sermon Series and Group Study
We are halfway through our churchwide emphasis Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity. Last Sunday, our topic was “Wastefulness: Learning Wisdom in Our Finances.” We looked closely at the biblical principles of money management and learned how they apply to our daily lives. We also reviewed some common pitfalls and cultural traps and discovered how we can avoid them.
This Sunday our topic will be “Cultivating Contentment.” If you ever feel a strong desire to have more, or if you ever look at your surroundings and feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things, then you don’t want to miss this message! We will address head-on our human tendency to accumulate possessions and wealth and learn how to consciously change our ways. We also tell you about a special tool that will help us to re-focus daily on contentment and simplicity. We hope you to see you in worship!
All of us have struggled with these issues at one time or another. They are important issues that we cannot ignore. This is why for four weeks in October we will have a four week church-wide study and worship emphasis called “Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity.”
During this time we will explore what the Bible teaches us about financial management through corporate worship and small group study. Feel free to join one of our Sunday morning small groups. We’ll hear expert advice and stories about what others have learned from their personal experiences of working through financial challenges. Each week we will provide you with some practical tools you can use to assess your financial situation and develop a financial plan with a biblical foundation.
At the conclusion of the emphasis, we will have the opportunity to make personal commitments of our offerings to God through our church in the coming year. We will consecrate these commitments in the worship service on consecration Sunday, November 20th. (see the schedule and Sunday morning small-group options that follow.)
We hope you will join us in the coming weeks as we look at how we can manage our financial resources and truly experience simplicity, generosity, and joy.
Schedule of Events:
- November 13th: Cultivating Contentment
- November 20th: Defined by Generosity, Small-Group Study Ends
- November 20th: Consecration Sunday