Following Jesus means that we are going to face opposition. When we find ourselves facing push back because we are faithful to Christ, this is when Jesus says that we are blessed and that the Kingdom is ours.
Jesus doesn’t try to sell us on the perks of following him. He lays out the fine print and challenges us to count the cost of saying “yes” to him. In this message think about what it means to count the cost and follow him into the life of the Kingdom.
Key to giving to God’s work is the heart of the giver.
Robin Ellis shares with us his passion for ministry and challenges us to take risks for the Kingdom.
What we owe in other areas of life, whether that be financial or otherwise, is informed first by our relationship with God.
True riches in the form of spiritual blessings and giftings have been distributed to advance God’s good work.
Giving to the poor expresses Jesus’ heart and untangles ours from the impediment of greed.
Jesus challenges his followers to be astute with their wealth and to use it to express their worship of God by being generous, honest and good stewards.
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gives his disciples the important task of continuing the work of the Kingdom that he initiated through making disciples. This mission flows out of the complete authority and presence of the resurrected Jesus.
Jesus teaches us not to fret about our basic needs but to pursue God’s will and to trust that he will provide the necessities of life.