God gives in abundance. He takes whatever we can offer him in time, ability, or resources and multiples its effectiveness beyond our wildest expectations.
This is the essence of spiritual transformation where our work in the world, in our community, becomes a Holy Act.
My life, as your pastor, is driven by this one question: If we closed our doors, if the lights went out, would anybody miss us?
But we have to be careful, because money can easily take God's place in our lives. It can become your master. And, an unforgiving one at that.
Paul knew he had some pretty serious baggage, but he also recognized that God was going to use him as a beacon of hope for other sinners to show them that God is all-forgiving and still sees their value, even if nobody else can.
9/08/19 Ask Not But following Jesus requires more. It requires getting up. It requires leaving; leaving comfort, family, friends and that which you enjoy, how you occupy your spare time.