As Christians, we seem to be called to live out of a deliberate emptiness, a sort of chosen nonfulfillment. This can be a difficult word in a culture that tells each of us that we are, or at least should be, in control. Together we explore Luke 12:35-40 along with other scripture references in order to find hope in "a future created by God rather than ourselves."
We can ask God to keep giving us everything we want. But he has another miraculous power...to make us content with what we already have!
Tags: #Generosity #Giving
Finances makes us anxious. Whether you want security or fun, it all seems like something that might happen in the future, but never today. And the future is a very uncertain thing. But, what if, the peace God offers us, includes financial peace?
Where are we? What time is the church in? This picks up where I left off with the “Great Rummage Sale” every 500 years. But now it is more current and precise, looking forward to the church in general. Each time the church is seduced by power it fails. Each time the church dies to the powers and principalities it flourishes. Who shall we be? “Greatness” Mt 20:26 || Mk 10:43; “ashamed of me and my words…” Mk 8:38 || Lk 9:26; Rom 1:16 not ashamed of the gospel.