What an amazing EXPAND year its been so far here in London! and now we’re off on a weeks holiday down in Sunny Spain… will get back on the blog when in a week or so – some exciting things coming up including
- Pentecost Sunday – cant wait to preach here…
- Our June series partnering with “OnePrayer” on the Theme of “God is…” – bring your friends to any of our services in London for a great God encounter…
- The Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Prayer Gathering in the Town Hall on Thurs June 11th, where I’ve been priviledged to lead an initiative to get all the churches in our area to pray for our borough this evening… I believe this unity will release a significant spiritual breakthrough…
34“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” 35The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37For nothing is impossible with God.” – Luke 1
5 thoughts on “Holiday…”
I was not sure where to post this, but wanted to ask if the church planned on doing a sermon/teaching on tithing and giving? I would love to understand more about what the Bible & Jesus really say about the subject.
Hi Superdooper… On the subject of finances, I can recommend you listen to my message titled “5 things Jesus said about money” – http://www.everynation.co.uk/index.php?m=content_page&id=95
Also on our downloads try:
Our “Money Matters” series – try Michael Swains message on “How to live in uncertain times” for a great faith & wisdom builder.
For good practical stewardship truth listen to Chuck Kinnes two messages from our Slough Congregation downloads.
Let me know what you think.
Thank you for the feedback. I had a listen to your sermon and found it really interessting. Something I am however unsure of: Tithing sounds very much like an old testament thing – if you look at the history and the meaning of it at the time…it says nowhere in the new testament that a person HAS to tithe. Also, if it was a “HAVE TO”, then grace would be nullified.. I think the issue for me is one of the heart – we are not forced to do anything from a legalistic point of view, otherwise the death of Jesus was pointless. what is your view on this?
I look forward to hearing from you.
The law was not abolished, but it was fulfilled in its entirety by the Saviour. His perfect righteousness becomes ours, and allows us right into the Father’s presence when we are born again.
We are now “born free” – free to live true life, free to enjoy His eternal pleasures, free to obey God and follow His ways, no longer slaves to sin. Following after God’s nature, and responding to His grace, we should be prepared to give our tithe and WAY beyond!
Grace does not nullify God’s commands for us to obey Him, and to strive to do what He does. If anything, grace should inspire in us love-motivated obedience and submission.
Thank you for the feedback – I think you put it well – it is all about accepting God’s grace. I pray that He will lead us so we will give with a cheerful heart to His kingdom!