encounter jesus

Message Monday 9/9/19 – Encounter Jesus In Giving: The Grace Of Giving

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Even the poor can be generous! No matter how much or how little we have, God has promised to always give us enough for ourselves and enough to generously share with those in need. When we live like this, God is praised and we are loved by those who receive our gifts!

Message Monday 9/2/19 – Encounter Jesus In Giving: The Measurement Principle

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

When we become givers, we of course, create need for ourselves. Do the math. When you have less to meet your own needs, then you are in need.

But that’s precisely when God steps in to meet our need. It’s just what he does for his children who give.

“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Message Monday 8/19/19 – Encounter Jesus In Giving: Don’t Worry – Seek His Kingdom

Jon Taylor – Elder

Jesus talked a lot about money during his ministry. In fact, I believe that’s why he said in Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

I’m also convinced that’s why he followed up that teaching with the command for us to not worry about money. He knew that we would get all wrapped up in concern with our next meal, what we would wear, and all matters of wealth and possessions. That’s why we need to renew our minds with regards to our finances and possessions.

Jesus very simply told us to not worry about these things. Our Heavenly Father knows what we need and he will provide everything we need. Not want, but need. Jesus came to give us a different perspective on most everything in life, including our money and possessions. Read Matthew 6:25-34 and Philippians 4:4-13, 19 to gain a different perspective. Learn how God wants us to view our money and possessions.

God wants you to trust Him completely, especially in the area of your finances. Put aside your worry and anxiety and trust that He will provide everything you need. Seek first His Kingdom! Then all these things will be added to you as well.

What financial worries do you need to surrender to God?

Message Monday 8/5/19 – Encounter Jesus: Encounter Jesus In Giving

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Every single one of us has the opportunity to be in on what God is doing in our world. We can be a Player—an Insider, or we can be a Spectator, always on the outside looking in.

The litmus test for God’s Children has always been this: Are we willing to give our money and our possessions back to Him for the work he is doing in our world?

Our willingness, or not, always reveals whether we view our money as God does, or not. (more…)