In the body, every believer needs the spiritual ministry of other believers so that they can more fully experience God’s presence.
Disciples can be assured of the Lord’s pleasure by investing all he has given them to engage in the good work he has prepared for them.
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.