Today we continue in our series called Life. Money. Hope. And today we are talking about growing in our giving.

And if you don’t think you are blessed, just a quick reminder that compared to the rest of the world – you are in the top 5% if not the top 1 or 2% of wealthiest people in the world. As a nation, as individuals we are very blessed materially and financially.

But the reality is that we don’t always feel blessed, do we. Instead we feel: based on economic circumstances, life circumstances, the smallness of our pension, wage, benefits, or super so we don’t want to give our money, our time, or our resources to anyone.

But when we do give of those things, that is when we are serving and glorifying God, because He is the one who said “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35)

I pray that you will each continue to grow in your giving, moving away from wrong responses to God’s blessings, and instead growing as spontaneous, strategic and sacrificial givers. Why? Because God has blessed us with more, therefore we will intentionally give more.

Be blessed, Pastor Ben Hentschke

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