Friday, December 22, 2017

Day of Praise

Sat, 12/23/17, "Day of Praise" 

"And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need." - Acts 2:45 

Please sit down. 

After all, it's Saturday. 

But actually, the reason I want you to sit down is because my sincere desire is to help you get stronger. 

God's way. 

As an illustration before the request, did you know that, when you give blood, the blood that your body makes to replace what you gave is actually stronger blood than what you gave away? 

God's way of making us stronger is that God made us to pass along what God gave and entrusted to us so that we'd get stronger in return. So when we pass along blood that God gave and entrusted to us, then we get stronger blood in return. And when we pass along our stuff, our possessions, our material goods that God gave and entrusted to us, then we get stronger stuff, possessions, everlasting goods in return. 

This is what God's talking about in Malachi 3:10 and Jesus is talking about in Mark 4:18-21. This is what the people in today's Bible verse were counting on. This is what we're all counting on every time we give away canned goods or clothing or money or any possessions. 

In freely giving, we actually are receiving even more, which God freely gives in return. 

With this in mind, please stay seated and consider the following challenging (but rewarding) video at And if you'll believe and respond to what you see while you're seated, God's promise is that you'll rise up even stronger than before. 

Praise God! 

Pastor Chris 
"The gospel is the story of Jesus [what God's only Son has done for us that we can't do for ourselves], spoken as a promise." - Robert Jenson

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