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  • Give, Save, Live (Week 3)

    Give, Save, Live
     (Week 3)

    November 19: God The Spirit Lives

                   

    God is in the joy-giving business. He is not a money-hungry owner that denies his money managers any personal pleasure. Instead, God created a beautiful world and gave us money to enjoy it. Some imply you should feel guilty for any personal spending (as if owning a TV was a mortal sin when so many people in the world are starving). But if we have given first and saved second, we do not need to feel guilt in living off the rest, to enjoying the places God created, the food God grew, the technology God allowed us to develop. He gives these things for our pleasure! So, be generous first and enjoy the rest to his glory.

  • Give, Save, Live (Week 2)

    Give, Save, Live
     (Week 2)

    November 12: God The Son Saves

                   

    The Proverbs picture a wise person as one who doesn’t squander every last dollar like a prodigal child. They leave an inheritance for their children’s children. Yet Americans have nothing left to save. The vast majority, despite the shocking wealth of our time, are living in debt. Why? Because we are trying to save ourselves from boredom (new toys), from being average (new clothes, bigger homes), from sadness (vacations and upgraded phones). Yet, the short-term pleasure doesn’t last long and we end up needing to be saved. But God saves. Jesus’ atoning work saves us from being separated from God. In his presence we find the secret of being content and are able to spend less and save more.

  • Give, Save, Live (Week 1)

    Give, Save, Live
     (Week 1)

    November 5: God The Father Gives

                   

    God so loved the world that he gave. Those famous words are the heart of our salvation, but they also show us the heart of God. He is a giver. Do you believe that? Everything we have and own and enjoy is ours because our Father in heaven is a giver. Every good and perfect gift comes from him. He knows what we need and supplies daily bread. Worry and financial fear dissolve when we see God as the perfect combination of endless resources and endless love. Only then are our hearts equipped to imitate God and become a cheerful giver.

  • Best. Prayer. Ever. (Series Summary & Week 1)

    Best. Prayer. Ever. (Week 1)

    June 7:  Me & My Dad  Notes / Podcast

    Our Father in Heaven....the address says it all. God wants us to come to him as children of a loving father who don’t care about the right words and don’t care about bugging him too much. They come with confidence and expectation because they know this is the man who loves them and has proven it 1,000 times.  

    Best. Prayer. Ever. (Series Summary)

    • June 7:  Me & My Dad
    • June 14:  My Kingdom Come
    • June 21:  Everything You Need
    • June 28:  Forgive Us As We Forgive
    • July 5:  Lead Us Not Into Temptation
    • July 12:  Deliver Us From Evil

    The Lord’s Prayer was not only Jesus’ model for prayer, but also has become the most famous prayer ever. But what does it mean? Why did Jesus Choose those words? The goal of this series is to teach the Lord’s Prayer so well that people want to pray it every day with passion and meaning.