Churches are essential in bridging the gap between generations so families can come together and experience a more profound sense of unity.
In today's world, where religion and faith can be seen as outdated or irrelevant, it is more crucial than ever for churches to engage in evangelism and outreach.
Pastors, we know when we give back to God a portion of what He has blessed us with, we are affirming our trust in Him. He is faithful to provide for us, and through our generosity, we can be assured that He will continue to do so during these uncertain times.
As pastors, we sometimes think we need to preach about money because the church needs it or because our paycheck depends on what people give. But that’s not really true. We need to be great at talking about money because of what it represents–our hearts.
The problem with money is it promises what only God can provide. Money promises security, peace and provision. The truth is we all have a longing in our hearts to experience those three things. In fact, it's a little taste of heaven to think of living in absolute security, complete peace, and never having to plan for provisions. While money promises these three things, it cannot deliver.
We are admonished to teach people to not trust in money but rather to trust in God. So trust is not really a mystery that just happens; it is an area in which we learn and grow. Here are three things we can do to grow in our trust of God as our provider.