God Is Forgiving
One of the narratives that most people believe is that when we sin we have to do something to appease God’s wrath and anger. We try to be good people, we do certain things so that God will be “pleased” with us because if not, He will destroy us. That narrative is not true. If we are really going to know the God of the Bible, we need to know that He is a forgiving God and therefore we can be forgiven and extend forgiveness to others.
Giving is not just a part of worship. Giving is worship and honoring God. Worship and honoring God has to do with what you offer to God. God’s glory is tied to our giving. A clear barometer of our worship is our generosity.
Have you given God your everything? If not, why not? Maybe you’ve just been playing at Christianity. But it’s time to make a decision in your life to stop living as a shallow Christian and give your whole life to know God more. We honor Him through how we worship Him, serve Him, what we give of our resources, through what others see of us, and when we help others to know God.
We firmly believe that God wants to do something wonderful in our lives and use our church for His glory by taking His message to others. God in His love and mercy wants to help us understand certain truths that will improve our relationship with Him.
If I were to ask you what your life has been or is like, what image would come to mind? That image is the metaphor for your life. It is your description of how your life works and what you expect from it. It determines your expectations, your values, your relationships, your goals and your priorities. If we focus too much on what we did wrong or didn’t do, on the bad decision we made or didn’t make, our life will be stuck in the past and will not let us run towards the goal God has for us.