In this sermon, pastor Mitch shows us that radical generosity in all of life is a hallmark of a Christian. As we consider Paul’s instructions on giving to the Corinthians we not only learn principles of giving, but we discover the reasons why we ought to be excited about generosity.
In this sermon, pastor Joel looks at Malachi 3 and Israel’s corruption to show us that our practices of giving are directly related to our relationship with God. What we will see is that how we handle our money reveals the condition of our heart, and what we do reveals what we value. In other […]
In this sermon, pastor Matt looks at one of the few passages in the Law that deals with the concept of tithing. In Deuteronomy 14, we learn what Israel was supposed to do with the tithe, who it was for, and why this act of generosity was crucial for their life and witness as a […]
With Isaiah behind us, and before we start preaching through another book of the Bible, we will be taking the next four weeks to focus on the topic of giving. The purpose of this series is to explain from Scripture why we believe that radical generosity in all of life, as well as faithful giving […]
The self-righteous and hypocritical Pharisees were repeatedly plotting against Jesus and seeking to discredit him throughout his earthly ministry. When presented with mighty displays of his divine power over sickness, they still refused to listen to and believe in him. On one such occasion, Jesus used the opportunity to teach his fellow dinner guests about […]
“Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15 ). With this saying, Jesus launches into a discourse on the relationship between true discipleship and material wealth. Here we discover one of the most profound and practical implications of the […]
The old self, that Paul is encouraging the church to put off and be replaced by the new man, was one completely defined and corrupted by deceitful desires (Eph. 4:22). Having been deceived by Satan to chase after the lusts of the flesh, the pleasures of this world, and the pride of life, we chose to find our […]