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Few things get more of our attention - or get our attention more - than money. Every day it is earned, spent, borrowed, saved, wasted, given, hoarded, worried over or wished for. You probably know that the Bible has a lot to say about money. About 15% of the words in the Bible are devoted to it. Given that God owns everything (Psalm 24:1 - 2), you have to wonder why he spends so much time talking about it. Maybe that's because he knows us so well. Jesus said, "Where your treasure is, there your heart is also." In other words, we put our hearts into the things we treasure. And if money - and all it can buy - has our hearts, we're in trouble.
An occasional series about elders, deacons and other leadership roles at Twickenham. We usually touch on this topic when we are about to consider new leaders.
Let’s be honest. Family – marriage, parenting, being parented – is hard. Other families seem to have it all together. Yours, though, is . . . well, messy. What if I told you that good families are not flawless? That being a messy family doesn’t make yours a failure? The Bible tells the truth about how a family should function – and it tells the truth about how messy some of the most famous biblical families actually were. The good news is that all that truth is surrounded by grace. God’s grace means that your family can be good even if it’s messy. Beginning Mother’s Day and running through Father’s Day, we’ll explore what the Bible says about family. Even if yours is a mess right now, you’re welcome. We’re not all that tidy ourselves.
A. W. Tozer wrote, “The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God.” In this series, we will seek to raise our concept of God to higher definition.
As an adult, Jesus constantly did and said the unexpected. It should come as no surprise, then, that his birth came about in some unexpected ways. The ancestors from whom he came, the people blessed to receive the first birth announcement, even the place where he was born were all unlikely, improbable and unexpected. Kind of makes you wonder what he will do next!
Fun is good. Joy is better. Fun is about what’s happening to you. Joy is about what’s happening in you.
When it comes to God, a lot of folks spend most of their lives in the shallow end of the pool. They feel safer there, more in control. But isn’t there just a little part of you that wants to dive into the deep and experience the thrill of not being able to touch the bottom with your toes? What does it look like – and what will it take – to go deeper in your relationship with God?
God has given you a spiritual gift that infuses your life with divine purpose. You have a God-given knack and he wants you to use it serving others. What's more, God has given each of your brothers and sisters a gift as well - and he wants them to use their gifts to serve you! Imagine what might happen in our church, in our community if all of us shared our gifts with extravagant generosity! We're discovering what the Bible teaches about these spiritual gifts and how they can transform a Sunday-only-faith into a seven-day-a-week lifestyle.
One of the resources used in this series will be the book we distributed church-wide earlier this year titled I am A Church Member by Thom S. Ranier. This book provides a biblical perspective and practical approach to church membership. If you have not yet read the book, please take the time to do so - it is a quick and easy read. If you have already read it, please review the content as we begin a series to better understand how we are all gifted by God and called to be a part of a unified church body.
Who we really are, in God's eyes.
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