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From the Pastor’s Desk
Here are some Scriptural reminders from two weeks ago in our stewardship series, “first: putting GOD first in living and giving.” One question as we read these verses: How does God’s word inform and impact our stewardship of our lives and resources?
“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind….”
“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
(Proverbs 14:23 TNIV)
“The Lord will open up for you his own well-stocked storehouse, the heavens, providing your land with rain at just the right time and blessing all your work.”
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33 TNIV)
“A good reputation is better than much
high esteem is better than silver and gold.”
“The wealthy rule over the poor;
a borrower is a slave to a lender.”
“The wicked borrow and don’t pay it back, but the righteous are generous and giving.”
And then a quote from shiny gods, by Mike
Slaughter, to prime us for this weekend.
“Why is giving so important? Giving is the nature of God. Our God is a God who gives. ‘God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life’ (John 3:16 CEB). God expects his people to respond by giving. Generosity is evidence of the Spirit’s work in a person’s life. As I submit more and more of myself to Jesus, there will be less of me and more of him. His character will be demonstrated through me. As my heart beats more in unison with the heart of Jesus, then the purpose of Jesus will be released in my life. As a matter of fact, for those of us who fol-low Jesus, giving is a way of life. Notice in Matthew 6:2 that Jesus didn’t say ‘if you give.’ He said ‘whenever you give.’ Every time I give, it serves as intentional exercise toward spiritual health.”
I look forward to seeing you all Sunday!!
In Christ’s Grace,
Pastor Bill Case
Saturday, November 9
• Chrismons Class—Stars 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall
Sunday, November 10
• Traditional Worship 9:00 a.m. Sanctuary
• All Church Study 10:15 a.m.
• Contemporary Worship 11:10 a.m.
• Comunidad de Fe Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary
Tuesday, November 12
• One Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Conference Room 2
Wednesday, November 13
• Worship Band 6:00 p.m. Band Office
• Chancel Choir 6:00 p.m. Sanctuary
• Handbells 7:00 p.m. Choir Room
Thursday, November 14
• FAMILY TABLE 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16
• Chrismons Class—Angels 9:00 a.m. Conference Room
Tuesday, November 19
• Worship Planning Team 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20
• Feed Wesley House 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, November 24
• Hanging of the Greens 1:00 p.m. Building Wide
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At Kingswood UMC, we strive to be an effective participant in a positive manner in the needs of this community. Our membership spends many hours each week volunteering with Meals on Wheels, ESL training, and Bread of Life Ministry at Matt 25 Hope Center, plus we assist needy families with utility bills.
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