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Money Matters According to Jesus

Guest Speaker: Beryl Jantzi (Everence Director of Stewardship Education)
Sermon Title: Money Matters According to Jesus
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:19-24

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The Scriptures talk about money far more than most topics. Furthermore, Jesus talked about money in the Sermon on the Mount, the core of his teachings. In fact, Jesus makes how we spend our money and use our resources a central part of following him and living into the Kingdom of God. Listen as guest speaker Beryl Jantzi shares what Jesus' words mean for us today, in a message entitled, Money Matters According to Jesus

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April 8 bulletin

Loving Generosity

Guest Speaker: Dan Bisbee
Sermon Title: Loving Generosity
Scripture Reading: Luke 3:7-14 & 18:18-22; John 3:16

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Jesus said that God loved the world so much that he "gave" his Son to prove it. In this way, our generous giving is a sign of God's life in us and so it should be a natural outflow of discipleship. Giving shouldn't be done out of obligation, nor is it something we do to gain notoriety or power over others. In Loving Generosity, Dan Bisbee helps us to think about our motivations for giving and calls us to love generosity because we love the God who gave.

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February 11 bulletin
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Giving as a Spiritual Discipline

Sermon Title: Giving as a Spiritual Discipline
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:19-24; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

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We often have a hard time talking about money in the church. It can be a very personal thing. Truthfully, there are several reasons why we're reluctant to talk about money, and there are even more reasons why people don't give regularly to the local church. Yet, faithful financial giving is necessary for a fully functional church and for our spiritual health.

In Giving as a Spiritual Discipline, Pastor David addresses some unhealthy perspectives on giving and then encourages us to see our giving as an act of worship and an expression of discipleship.

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November 19 bulletin
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