Hi Church,

This week we conclude our First Fruits Series.

We explored, in the Cain and Abel account, how “what we give” points to our trust, or lack of trust sometimes, in the Lord. We also explored, looking at Haggai and Malachi, how we priorities so many things over God and the things of God and yet wonder why we don’t experience the loving relationships and joy we so long for in life.

The good news in both accounts points us to a God who, in spite of all this, does not condemn but speaks words of life (Gen 4:15) and continues to encourage His people to test Him (Malachi 3:10) in the reality that we would experience all the blessings Jesus already won for us in and through his death and resurrection as we draw close to God (prioritise God and His things) like He first drew close to us.

We conclude the series by exploring Jesus’ explanation following his observation of the difference in giving between the rich and the poor widow. Join us this Sunday as we look at how Jesus and Paul explains that the real difference was never about the amount they gave, but about the attitude with which it was given.

God bless you this Lord’s Day and the rest of the week. In His service – Pastor Roelof

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