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Choosing God as our master instead of money frees us. It frees us from worry and it frees us to appreciate the blessings we have and to share them. Worry is such a waste. Raise your hand if by worrying you can add a single hour to the length of your life. Therefore, do not worry. God has enscribed you on the palms of his hands. Put yourself in those capable and loving hands and enjoy the ride.
Text: Luke 23:33-43
Dawn Lindberg writes a sermon reminding the person that they have been given a gift, Jesus Christ. It is because of this gift that we have all we need. Since we are taken care of and provided for, we can give freely to those who are in need.
Texts: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 and Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31
Gorges speaks within this sermon about giving and financial stewardship. This sermon can be summarized by the final sentence within it: "Make your life count by giving."
2 Corinthians 8:1-9
Amazing things happen when we give ourselves to the Lord. It is not that all our troubles or challenges will magically disappear but rather we begin to see ourselves and the world in a different light -- a new perspective -- we begin to see how rich we are.
Text: Luke 12:16-24 The Parable of the Rich Fool
Proper 13C/ Ordinary 18C
There is so much good news in this story. One piece of good news is that it is time to downsize. Another piece of good news is that it is God who is calling me to live a simplifying life. God is calling me to be a good steward of the good news of Jesus Christ. God is calling me to enjoy being more generous in serving and glorifying God and building up the body of Christ.
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