January 4, 2022
While it is good to be physically fit, it is also good to be financially fit. Becoming financially fit as a church begins with financially fit members and attenders. Many of us have been giving to the church for so long we have forgotten why we do what do. Others need encouragement to begin the journey of good Christian stewardship.
So we're starting a sermon series on Sunday very simply called, "Financial Fitness." We'll serve up reminders and refreshers as to why we are asked to be generous givers. To others it will be new and motivational teaching on how to please God with your money and possessions.
This week we'll look at 5 biblical motivations for giving. We'll rank them worst to best ... that's right, some are just better motivations than others.
Secondly, we'll look at God's plan to fund His kingdom work through the tithe. The tithe isn't passe` or old fashioned. It remains the greatest way to say thank you to God and it is the best way to position yourself to be blessed by Him.
Next, we'll challenge each of us to become generous givers and discover how we are never more like God than when we give.
Finally, there is so much joy in giving. I don't want you to miss out on all the benefits and blessings involved in partnering with the Lord in this way. So we'll lay out a financial plan that you can stick to that is manageable and sustainable.
And then, as Joan Rivers would say, maybe folks will see us smiling as we give and want to join us.