Sermons tagged with ‘Giving’

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Grateful Hearts: Putting God First


Are you ready to discover the true essence of generosity? In a world where the measure of generosity is often tied to the amount given, Jesus presents us with a refreshing perspective that challenges our understanding and encourages us to reflect on the sincerity of our offerings.

Grateful Hearts: Truth About Treasure


Are you seeking a life filled with true richness and purpose? In this message we’ll explore the transformative power of generosity. In a world that often measures success by material wealth, Jesus offers us a profound counter-narrative: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth…but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.”

Seagulls & An Open Trunk


When it comes to comfort and care the early church of the first century knew how to help one another, and love one another. In this message we learn from the early church three keys to be a more loving church and we learn to banish the seagulls.

Giving from the Heart: Paradox of Sacrifice


In the New Testament, we read how Christians were routinely persecuted. They were harassed, beaten, flogged, thrown in prison, or killed. Yet the Apostles suffering caused the leaders of the early church to rejoice. This is the paradox of sacrifice. We will focus on this paradox in a message titled, “Giving from the Heart: Paradox of Sacrifice.”

Better Together: Ordinary People Being Extraordinary


Jesus told a parable using talents as the focus. Even though the talents were money in Jesus’ day this is not a self-help story about improving your finances. Jesus is not talking about multiplying the amount of money that we make. He is talking about something else. He is talking about the life we are given. The successes and failures we experience in life. The strengths and frailness that makes up our life. And we are challenged to use these good and bad experiences in our life to make the world a better place. But sometimes our tendency to avoid risks causes us to bury these talents.

Grateful Hearts: Cain or Abel


We know the scriptures say, “God loves a cheerful giver.” A cheerful giver doesn’t give reluctantly or out of compulsion. A cheerful giver gives out of thanks for all that God does for him or her. Maybe that was Cain’s problem.

Gold Canyon United Methodist Church