This weekend a new sermon series will begin. For three weeks we will look closely at what it means to walk in Jesus' steps of giving and generosity. This is a topic we look at every year around this time. Presentation Sunday is on November 16th and the series will prepare us for that day.
Stewardship is often misunderstood. The annual pledge campaign is mistakenly seen by some as a way to raise funds. It is not. It is about raising faith. There is a reason that Jesus talked more about money than he did Heaven and Hell combined. Eleven of the 39 parables He tells are about finances. The reason? Our finances can either limit the development of our faith or facilitate it.
I hope you will join me this weekend as our short three week series will help us see what is the key is to living a life of joy: generosity. The happiest most joyful people in the world are those who have learned this truth. Takers never flourish, only givers do. That’s what the annual pledge campaign is about, making a decision to use our money as a tool to build our faith.
Please continue to pray for the stewardship and faith of those who make COTHA their church family. I am excited to see how God will bless us. My prayer is that all of us will experience a deeper level of blessedness as we live more deeply into the faithful life of a disciple. I want all of us to be blessed. God is faithful and will bless all of us who do not let this opportunity slip through our fingers. See you this weekend!