Sermon – October 12, 2014

Transformed  Living Sermon SeriesThe Three Treasures“, by Rev. Mike Holly

Sermon Series: Treasures of the Transformed Life

Today in worship, we will talk about sharing our gifts with God and others. Biblically speaking, gifts were often talked about in terms of a harvest. The annual harvest literally fueled the lives of the people. It provided them with food and resources for the year. God asked them to share the first fruits of the annual harvest with Him as a sign of their reliance and devotion to Him.

A lot of time and energy went into planning, planting, nurturing, and eventually reaping the harvest. And so it is for us today. In order to give our gifts and resources to God and to others, we have to have a plan. We have to have a pattern of living and giving so that God reaps a harvest out of our commitments.

When we speak of gifts, we are talking about your time, your energy, your talents, and your finances. By committing to God and others through the church in these ways, you are demonstrating your reliance and devotion to God and you are investing into God’s harvest of our hearts and lives!

This month, we will ask each church member to fill out commitments for your time and talents as well as for your financial gifts in 2015. Be looking in the mail and in your e-mail inbox for more information!

~Mike Holly

The Word

Matthew 6:19-21

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

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