Well, yesterday’s talk on “More stuff?” kicked over a few hornets nests (1/9/11). The good news is that means not only that some were listening to God’s Word but, surprise-surprise, they were actually taking God’s Word seriously and personally!!
One sincere man was near tears as he wrestled with what it means to be “rich towards God” and looked at his own plans to buy a sweet piece of land for a family vacation home. I was deeply touched that he was taking the challenge of Jesus very seriously and very personally.
And another sister was wrestling with what “treasures in heaven” means for her as she plans her budget and buying and giving for the new year.
Praise God we have people at GNBC who are listening to God speaking to them through his Word and not minimizing or rationalizing the direct challenge to our dominant culture of consumerism!
What does it mean to invest in God’s Kingdom and trust him for the outcome? Where are the boundries? Can I own a second home? Do I have to sell all that I own and give it all to the poor? We’ll try to flesh those serious questions out with some practical apps this coming Sunday from 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.
Meanwhile, I love being in a faith family that takes God’s Word seriously!
Resting in Him,