As we continue through our “Church Matters” series, we come to week 8 – “The Stewardship of the Church.” As far as the planning of the service goes, we focused on finding our satisfaction in God and not in our stuff. The worship time was intended to lead people to realize that all of our contentment can be found in our relationship with God.
Jeff’s message was so legit. I loved how he started it sharing how oftentimes money sermons go in a church and how he promised not to do that. He said something to the tune of “I can preach on tithing here at this church or anywhere and the offering will go up for about 2 months and then go back to the regular amount…I’m just gonna be honest with you. I refuse to preach the Word of God so that we will get more money. My job as one of the pastors of this flock is not to get more money out of you but my job is to help you become greater worshipers of the Almighty.” It was the best sermon I have ever heard on what stewardship truly is.
Today, we worshiped to:
- You Are My Vision – Rend Collective Experiment
- All My Fountains – Chris Tomlin
- Lord, I Need You – Matt Maher
- Your Presence is Heaven – Free Chapel
- Offering – Paul Baloche
It was also great to hear a report from Shake-n-Shine. It was the 13th year we have done that camp and lives are still being changed. You heard about our event with Papa Joe Bradford and the Unity Children’s Choir. For more info, go here.