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Treasure To Tool

This Sunday was great – we talked about Matthew 6:19-24 where Jesus explains that blessing is not found in wealth because our treasure should be Christ. I’ve really been pondering that passage and the implications that it has for my family and our church. Here are a few thoughts:

 1) As our church grows we will have more resources. We need to view those resources as something to invest in the lives of people in our community, state, nation and world. These “treasures” that we have need to be used as tools to express God’s love to others.

2) We can’t allow money to define who we are. Sarah Beth and I have had some really “lean” years, but we’ve also had periods of abundance. My prayer for my family and for our church is that we are faithful in managing and giving our treasure with the Biblical guidelines that he lays out – no matter what season of life we may be in.

3) “Love of money is the root of all kind of evils” (I Timothy 6:10) – its not wrong to have money, but it is wrong to love it. We all want to be those people who don’t love money, but have a lot of it – but the reality is that we can’t let it consume us as individuals or as a church. 

4) God’s provision is greater that man’s wealth. The provision of joy, contentment, peace, hope and spiritual life is far greater than what our wealth can provide. So we have to use this “treasure” as a “tool.”

I am so thankful for each of you and I pray that the “treasure” that you were given on Sunday will be used as a “tool” to demonstrate Christ – I’m already getting reports from people and I must say I am so thankful to be your pastor.   

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