Luke 21:1–4 (NIV) 1 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
If we want to be commended by God, must we literally give all that we have? No. And yes. No, we don’t need to fork over our life savings. God does not need our money. True, he commands – and expects – us to give, but our money is not really what he’s after … God asks you to give because he wants your heart. Your behaviour says a lot about what you truly believe. How do you feel about giving? Do you really believe God loves a cheerful giver, and that he will reward your generosity? Are you willing to give him your heart? - Ron Blue
Lord Jesus, how I need you! How much I need your selfless grace to flow into my life and overflow to those around me! How much our city needs your forgiveness, love and life! Lord Jesus, lead us to give generously and abundantly trusting that you will bless us abundantly and generously!
Tonight – Prayer Gathering, 7:30pm Sunday 29th – Love Offering Sunday ... See MoreSee Less
We need to pray because prayer is the most important part of the thankfulness God required of us. Also, God gives His grace and Holy Spirit only to those who pray continually and who grain inwardly, asking God for these gifts and thanking Him for them (Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A.116)
Thursday night is an important opportunity for us to bring our church before God’s gracious throne.
* We will bless him for the grace and love he has given us in Jesus, His Son.
* We will honour him for his continued provision of all we need - how blessed we are!
* We will seek his grace as we move into Sunday’s special Love Offering.
Lord, let the grace you have so richly lavished on us in Jesus overflow in generous giving! ... See MoreSee Less