Preparing for Worship: Money and our Hearts

Preparing for Worship: Money and our Hearts

John Haralson   •   November 3, 2017

Dear Friends,

For the next two weeks, we are going to take a quick break from our sermons in Luke to consider some of the Bible’s teaching about money. You may wonder why we are doing this. 

It is getting close to year-end, and a lot of churches talk more about money as December 31 approaches. While it is true that we would like for our giving to go up over the next couple of years, we are not in a panic about our financial position at this time. The Lord has been good to us over the years, and we trust he will continue to provide for us.

Rather, the deeper reason is related to discipleship. Money is a very significant aspect of following Jesus. And, for many of us, it’s one of the last dominoes to fall under the Lordship of Christ. Instead of experiencing dread, shame, and anxiety when we deal with our finances, Jesus actually says that when we bring our money under his Lordship, we will begin to experience peace and joy and discover a whole different level of God’s fatherly care for us. 

So, my hope is that this week and next week we will begin an on-going conversation about money and our lives with Christ.  

This week: Matthew 6:19-34, Money and Our Hearts.

Liturgy is here.

I hope to worship with you.

John