Today we begin an exciting new series called Life. Money. Hope. And if money really could talk, what might yours say?

As you probably have worked out – life doesn’t always go as planned, and there are often highs and lows that we must face. God’s Word shows us a better way that gives us hope and encourages us to be generous no matter our circumstances.

Today we are focussing on a few proverbs, and some of Jesus’ stories (parables) where he shares how the key to a blessed life is a heart of generosity, because he said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)

The challenge is that so many of us today think of being blessed as getting more, but the reality of what Jesus said is that to really experience blessing, we must be generous, and we will be blessed as we give more.

One of the things that we need to do is change our mindset. Because when we truly realise how blessed we are. And as you realise all that God has given to you: materially, financially, relationally, and spiritually through Jesus – the greatest gift whose birth we just celebrated, we will truly see that it is more blessed to give than to receive.

Be blessed, Pastor Ben Hentschke

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