A true disciple is a lifelong learner. That’s because there’s always something new to know about following Jesus or some spiritual discipline that we can become more proficient in pursuing. At no point does our need to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus become more evident than in the matter of giving.
This Sunday’s sermon continues the series on “Growing in Grace and Generosity.” If as a church we take seriously that mission statement, then the place to begin growing in this area is by paying closer attention to the example God has set for us.
John 3:16 is of course a passage familiar to everyone. But because our focus is too often set only on what we receive from God, we never pause to ponder the significance of expressing our gratitude for what God provides by seeking to match His generosity. As we do so, what we discover is that in a giving contest with God, we always come out on the short end. But in the process, what joy comes our way from following God’s lead.
I hope you’ll join us this Sunday as we order our worship around God’s good gifts to us. Our celebration of the Lord’s Supper at the traditional service will afford us the opportunity to ponder how God so loved the world that He really gave His very best. And if God showed that level of grace and generosity toward us, then it only stands to reason (and faith) that we should do the same.