The Bible has more than 2,000 verses on it. Jesus spoke repeatedly about it. If God consistently emphasizes stewardship and money, shouldn’t church leaders?
I only remember one thing from my 7th grade boys’ Sunday school class and that statement left a theological scar for years.
If you will, open your Scriptures to Titus. We’ll return to the introduction to this wonderful epistle which is still the point of our study. Titus chapter 1, and we’re looking at verses 1 through …
|“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”|
(Matthew 11:28, NIV)
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Dr. Tony Evans and his family share their thoughts about the sudden passing of their close family member, Wynter Pitts. In this candid conversation, they address questions we have about God, especially during very difficult moments when things don’t make sense. Please join us in keeping the Pitts and Evans families in our prayers.
Continued from here.
I previously mentioned a statement from Tony Evans’ book, Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny, which I’ll repeat again here. When people newly out of seminary ask Pastor Evans how to become a pastor of a megachurch, he advises them to go preach in a prison. His point is that God entrusts us with smaller tasks to prepare us for larger tasks, and we need to prove ourselves faithful in the small things before God will entrust us with bigger ones.
Jesus said the same thing with his parable of the shrewd manager (Luke 16:1-15). His point in the parable was this:
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” ~ Luke 15:10
God may have placed a big vision on your heart. I…
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“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20 NIV).
This is a beautiful verse and one many Christians can recite by heart without really giving much thought to its implications. But If we’re honest with ourselves, most of us are living life on our own terms, in our own strength, guided by our own wisdom and asking God to bless us in those efforts.
Christ wants to do immeasurably than that, more than we can ask or even imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) But it requires dying to self, crucifying our flesh with all its passions and desires (Gal. 5:24), and completely surrendering our lives to Christ, giving the Holy Spirit free reign over our hearts.
That is the kind of faith Paul…
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We come now to the Word of God and it is a privilege for us to hear the very voice of God through His Word. Let’s open to the fourth chapter of John’s gospel. We are wrapping up this fourth chapter, …