Sunday, October 31, 2004

Family Sunday - Stewardship

Family Sunday



Stewardship describes our personal responsibility to take care of God’s stuff.

What is God’s stuff?

In the past weeks we have seen ourselves as stewards over

* The time God affords us

* The talents God lends us

* The financial resources God gives us

Today we will look at being stewards over the relationships God entrusts to us.

* Especially those primary relationships we call Family

Our Key Scriptures For Today: Genesis 4

8 ¶ Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let’s go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

9 ¶ Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don’t know," he replied. "Am I my brother’s keeper?"

Answer: Survey says - Yes!

Our Key Question For Today: How does God want me to treat my family?

My Testimony

I was saved at age 12, on a summer Sunday night during a revival at a local church. Although sincere and even though I did experience a change in my thinking and feeling, which was very evident and noticeable to me, I was left unchallenged to change many of my habits and behavior.

From age 12 until about age 22, except for how I felt inside and the fact that I had my name written in the Lamb‘s book of life, I was not much different from those of my friends around me who had not yet been saved.

At a very difficult point in my life, I was forced to take inventory and face the facts that I was not a very good person and that I really didn‘t know what I was doing in life. I felt guilty for many of my actions and a little afraid for my future, but I was still unchallenged to change.

Finally, through a series of events beyond my control, I came to the realization that I could not wait for someone else to encourage me. I needed to challenge myself, break some habits, curb some behavior, put a stop to some sin in my life and make an effort to change.

Without the benefit of someone to disciple me, not that someone would not have mentored me if I had known to ask, I simply started disciplining myself. I figured God would be my answer.

I decided I would read the bible and attempt to memorize the scriptures which sounded important to me.

I developed a habit of talking to God about things I needed help with or things that I saw with others.

I determined to treat people, especially those close to me, better. When I failed, I corrected myself, apologized and promised God to do better next time.

This took a process of over three years for me to make some simple changes necessary for others to notice and come to rely on. It would most likely have only taken three months or so if I had have gotten help or known what I was doing --- I guess I had to learn the hard way. Hopefully I have learned better now.

One of the biggest changes in my life, which has lasted me and served me well these past 25 years, deals with how I treat my family. Both I and they are so glad I challenged myself to change.

So, what have I learned that I believe will help you with your family? Simply this:

First: Give Your Family To God

Then: Treat Them Like They Belong To God

Finally: Let Go And Let God Be In Control

This morning I want to use the time we have to focus on our Key Question: How does God want me to treat my family?

It’s simple to say, treat them like they belong to God, but what does that mean. You may not have three years to work on getting it right. So, allow me the honor of sharing some things I have learned through prayer, study of the scriptures and 25 years of trying.

I. How Does God Want Me To Treat My Family?

A. I have already told you to treat them like they belong to God.

1. That means:

* Treat them like God instructs you to

* According to the rule book

* Let’s take a look at some guidelines I found in the book of Ephesians

* When I first began studying this passage, it looked like a pretty sweet deal for the guy, but I didn’t realize what I now know to be the aim of these instructions.

* Here God is describing the family pattern and structure and likens it to heaven’s structure.

2. Ephesians 5 (NIV)

21 ¶ Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

* Submit here means to subordinate yourself, in respect to one another, according to the structure God gives, out of respect for Christ. (“Sort of: Places everyone! Places!”) (Volleyball positions)

* Hereafter begins the structure and instruction:

22 Wives, submit to, (revere & respect), your husbands as to the Lord.

* Girls, just go with me on this one ok, these guys need it …

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

6:1 ¶ Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

2 "Honour your father and mother" … (look, you wanna live?)

4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

* The is so good that the Holy Spirit continues to give structure for relationships outside of the family in real life struggles:

5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them …

B. Why should we follow this structure?

1. Because everyone belongs to God, even our family members 2. And remember: “They have a God too.”

II. My Conclusion

A. Give Your Family To God

B. Treat Them Like They Belong To God

1. Find Your Place

2. Do Your Part

C. Let Go And Let God Be In Control

Note: This is not just for your natural born, blood related family, this is also necessary within your spiritual family, the church of the living God.

Read instructions and apply daily.

Stewardship can be fun!

Sunday, October 24, 2004

The Potential Of Praise

The Potential Of Praise


Scripture Reading: Psalms 150 KJV

1 ¶ Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

We begin this morning’s message with the premise:

Praise is important to God.

We know from the scriptures and from our own experiences that many people never praise God at all. They never:

* Lift up His Name

* Give Him any credit (glory)

* Exalt His Son, Jesus.

* Thank Him, Worship Him or Adore Him

Many people never praise God at all.

And from those who do appear to praise God, there is still evidence that some don’t mean it. There is just no spiritual connection.

This is the difference between True Praise and False Praise

What we might call, Good Praise & Bad Praise

Some are just going through the motions of praise while filled with carnality and hypocrisy and not truly praising God at all.

While others are moving the heart and hand of God because they worship Him in spirit and in truth.

Few things move the heart of God like true, spiritual thanksgiving, praise and worship.

Key Scripture: John 4:23 "But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

If praising God moves the heart of God

Don’t you think praising God can also move the hearts of man

The Bible says:

We should add thanksgiving with every prayer request we make: Philippians 4:6

It concerned Jesus when only one of the ten lepers who were cleansed returned to give proper credit to God. Luke 17

Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord to the Glory of God the Father. This is a picture of all creation finally praising God and His Son, Jesus. Philippians 2:10

God inhabits the praises of His children, Israel.

Israel means = Prevailed with God (a Prevailer; an Overcomer)

Through the praises of God’s Overcomers, He is enthroned as God in their hearts. Psalms 22:3 He inhabits the overcomer’s praise.

Praise is important to God …

Praise is also important to man

Few things can move the hearts of people, like the true praises of God.

Let me show you what I mean as we take a further look at:

The Potential Of Praise

I. This Story Comes From Genesis, Chapters 37 - 46

A. Joseph’s brothers didn’t like him and conspired to kill him

B. Reuben, the 1st born, saves Joseph’s life intending to free him

C. Judah sees the profit and prevails to sell Joseph into slavery

D. Israel’s (The Overcomer’s) heart is broken; fear takes control

E. Years later, after much trial and trouble, Joseph becomes ruler

F. Famine forces Israel to send to Egypt for food

G. Joseph sees his brothers once again

H. First Joseph is unknown, deceitful, threatening & mean

I. Joseph sends them home with one less brother and a mandate

Side note: Can’t you imagine that Jacob and his sons prayed for God to be merciful and lift the famine. For years they must have prayed and perhaps wondered why God did not hear them. You see, God had a plan and He was determined to succeed even if it cost Him their hunger and even if they became confused and even if they did not understand and some thought that He didn‘t care … God made them participate in His plan for their destinies. This should encourage us to Let God be God!

J. Israel fears the loss of another son and refuses Reuben’s request

K. Judah convinces Israel, his father, to take the risk

L. Joseph tricks his brothers once again and has them arrested

M. Judah intercedes for his father and his younger brother

N. Then Joseph breaks down, reveals himself & embraces them

H. Joseph sends for his whole family to come live in Egypt

I. Israel hears from God and is reunited with his son and lives happily ever after --- we see this in:

II. Genesis 46

2 Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, "Jacob, Jacob!" And he said, "Here I am."

3 So He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.

4 "I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes."

28 ¶ Then he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out before him the way to Goshen. And they came to the land of Goshen.

III. It is important to the story that we understand: The Cast in v.28

A. He = God’s Overcomer (Israel)

B. Judah = Praise

C. Joseph = The Blessing of God

Praise often comes before the blessing of God.

The overcomer sent praise to touch the blessing and point the way to Goshen

D. Goshen = Drawing Near (drawing near to the presence of God)

IV. The Story Unveiled (Scene One)

A. When we begin the story in Genesis 37, the brothers are listening to ‘Bad Praise’ (Evil, Carnal, Self Serving & Misguided Judah)

The Brothers Listen To Bad Praise

Genesis 37

26 So Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

27 "Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh." And his brothers listened.

Carnal, hypocritical or false, meaningless and self serving praise will not lead you in the paths of righteousness.

B. Next Scene: When fear, authority and tradition could not move the Overcomer’s heart - praise did!

Here Reuben, the first born, will play the part of authority & tradition, as it was his place to give strong counsel to his father.

Genesis 42

37 Then Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "Kill my two sons if I do not bring him back to you; put him in my hands, and I will bring him back to you."

38 But he said, "My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he is left alone.

However, Praise - played by Judah, succeeds where Reuben cannot:

Genesis 43

8 Then Judah said to Israel his father, "Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and you and also our little ones.

9 "I myself will be surety for him; from my hand you shall require him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever.

11 ¶ And their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this …

Self serving praise can give a false sense of security.

C. Scene 3: In this scene we see that Bad Praise can be transformed into Good Praise - False Praise into True Praise

Judah speaks out - note the transformation

Genesis 44:16 Then Judah said, "What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? Or how shall we clear ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants; here we are, my lord’s slaves, both we and he also with whom the cup was found."

Judah has changed and realizes that before this, he had been self serving.

Brokenness and true repentance can release true praise.

D. Next: Joseph listens to - Good Praise - True Praise from broken, repentant and changed Judah, the man responsible for separating Joseph from his family and who had sold Joseph into slavery and pain

Genesis 44

18 ¶ Then Judah came near to him and said: "O my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord’s hearing,

33 "Now therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the lad as a slave to my lord, and let the lad go up with his brothers.

E. True Praise Changes Things

Genesis 45

1 ¶ Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, "Make everyone go out from me!" So no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

2 And he wept aloud …

V. Everybody lives happily ever after. What did we learn?

A. True, Good, Spiritual Praise will:

1. Change hearts (Joseph could no longer refrain himself)

2. Multiply blessings (sent Judah to Joseph)

3. Draw you nearer to God (point out the way to Goshen)

4. Cause God to seek you out (in spirit and in truth)

B. What is true, good, spiritual praise?

It is when we, without carnality or hypocrisy, but in spirit and truth:

* Lift up the Name of our God

* Give Him all the honor and glory

* Exalt His Son Jesus.

* Thank Him, Worship Him and Adore Him

C. How Do We Become True Spiritual Worshippers

1. Ask God To Forgive You Of Ungratefulness/Unthankfulness

2. Give Him Credit For Being God He is more wise and caring …

3. Exalt Him Above Your Own Moment And Need

Praise is important to God

Turn your brokenness into true praise, draw near and receive the true blessings of God.

Be the one in ten who returns to give God praise!

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Steward Principles Continued: Common Misunderstandings

Steward Principles Continued

Common Misunderstandings


There are several misunderstandings common among Christians in this 21st century. Some of these misunderstandings center around key issues such as those dealing with Stewardship.

Stewardship is our care of God’s stuff

Let’s look at some of these common misunderstandings and see if we can bring some light to bear on the simple truth from God’s word.

First lets look at one of the greatest stewardship responsibilities, that which deals with how we view our money and God’s way of funding His work in the earth. Specifically, the issue of Tithing.

I. Tithing

A. A Common Misunderstanding

Tithing was instituted as a part of the Law of Moses which, as New Testament Christians, we are no longer expected to follow.

B. The Truth Is

Tithing is a part of the covenant of Abraham

The Old Testament Contains So Much More Than Just The Law

1. Genesis 14:20 Abraham gave ‘tithes of all’, more than 500 years before Moses gave the law.

2. Genesis 26:12ff Isaac enjoyed the blessings of the Covenant of Abraham at least 450 years before Moses gave the law.

3. Genesis 28:20-22 Jacob vowed to tithe on all of his increase over 430 years before Moses gave the law.

4. Leviticus 27 & Numbers 18 teach and explain tithing during the law which period lasted for approximately 1500 years.

Tithing is not a part of the 10 suggestions/commandments - it was already in practice under the covenant of Abraham and generally covered:

Under 1st Cmdt - No other Gods - Luke 18 YRRuler

Can’t serve God & money - Love … root of all evil

5. Kings and prophets from Hezekiah to Nehemiah, Amos and Malachi re-instituted the tithe and rebuked people for not tithing.

6. Malachi 3 declared God’s children robbers and thieves who were financially cursed, not by the law but by the breaking of covenant, because they did not bring the tithe Jacob promised.

7. Galatians 3

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Jesus removed His followers from the curse of the law, not from the responsibilities of the covenant.

Tithing is a covenant responsibility.

17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Tithes and Offerings Are Not Issues Of The Law, But Tenants Of The Covenant.

While Tithing is a covenant responsibility -

Offerings are kingdom opportunities!

This brings us to the next common misunderstanding concerning our stewardship responsibilities toward God with the money which is under our control.

II. Offerings (Next Week)

A. Another Misunderstanding

Offerings are unimportant.

B. The Truth Is

1. Tithing is a covenant responsibility

2. Offerings are kingdom opportunities

C. Three Biblical Reasons Why We Give Offerings

1. Follow The Lead

2. Sow Some Seed

3. Meet The Need

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Substitution and Identification

Substitution and Identification


Since the foundation of the world no other religion I am currently aware of has held claim that their God had promised and performed a substitutional sacrifice of Himself for their sins.

When the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he revealed truth about why Jesus made this sacrifice:

1 Timothy 2:6 (Jesus), who gave Himself a ransom for all …

This concept of ransom is not just a security deposit, but refers to the price one would pay to redeem a prisoner or slave and set them free from their bondage.

It cost God His Only Son to purchase your salvation.

God paid the price for your sin by substituting His Perfect Son.

Not only did God substitute His Son for your sin, He further accepted you in the place of His dead Son.

It is by Jesus’ death that you are accepted into the family of God as a full family member; a child of God, with full rights of inheritance and access to the Father’s Kingdom wealth and power.

You became God’s representatives in the earth. The ambassador He sends to others so that they might know Him.

It was by this substitution that we came to know God as our Father.

Key Scripture: Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

I. Concerning Substitution

A. We live because He loved us and gave Himself for us.

B. His substitution was enough to save us eternally.

C. Hebrews 11:6 says that those who come to God must

1. Believe that He exists

2. Believe that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him

D. In order to freely accept the salvation paid by Jesus’ sacrifice

1. Believe in your heart that God came in the flesh of His Son Jesus and

2. Express your desire to make Him the Lord of your life.

E. You will be saved Romans 10:9-13 You see:

1. His death paid the ransom price, freed us from sin and made salvation available

2. Whereas, His resurrection gives us life more abundantly

* John 1:12 through His death we get authority to become a child of God for ourselves

* Acts 1:8 through His resurrection we get the ability to represent God to others

II. Substitution and Identification

A. Salvation is a born again experience

1. Salvation is evidence of a new life

2. 2 Corinthians 5:17 ‘New Creature’

B. With whom shall this new creature identify themself?

1. Who will be this new creature’s example to follow?

2. Who will be the new role model?

III. Identification ‘With Christ’ (I am crucified with Christ - Identity)

A. Consider several of the bible stories about Jesus’ life on earth, in His representative - ambassador role:

1. John 1:18 says that Jesus came to declare the Father to mankind.

2. John 17 says that Jesus took the things of the Father and showed them to His followers.

B. Some Bible Stories

1. Mark 5

* A man troubled by demons comes running to Jesus, bows at His feet and reveals his torment. Jesus commands the devils to come out of the man and Jesus sets him free, then sends him home with a testimony. --- Next ---

* One of the deacons of a local church comes and asks Jesus over to his house to lay hands on his daughter who is sick near unto death. Jesus says ok. --- Then --- while they are on their way to Jaiurs’ home …

* A woman who has had severe bleeding for 12 years, nothing that the medical profession can do, and it’s getting progressively worse, hears that others have gotten healed through contact with Jesus, comes and presses through the crowd to touch Him. When she does, she touches the heart and power of God. She is immediately healed.

C. Three different stories

1. A man is spiritually troubled and needs deliverance

2. Another man has a daughter who desperately needs prayer

3. A woman has done all she can about her situation and now needs a miracle

Remember, we are talking about our identification.

With whom should we identify once we are saved by Jesus’ death and enabled by His resurrection?

D. Which person in these stories would you normally identify with?

1. The troubled man?

2. The concerned parent?

3. The woman in a desperate situation?

4. Or with Jesus?, earthly representative of His Heavenly Father, an ambassador sent to declare the Kingdom of God?

IV. Jesus said,

A. John 20:21 As the Father has sent me, I also send you.

B. Matthew 10

7 "And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’

8 "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

C. John 14:12 He that believes on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

D. Mark 16

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

E. 1 John 4:17 As He is, in this world, so are we.

V. Conclusion

A. Jesus did not rebuke the Jews who were sincerely coming to Him for help, with the exception of His disciples.

1. Mark 4:40 when in the storm on the sea, they awakened Jesus and asked for help, He rebuked the storm and then rebuked His disciples by saying, “How is it that you have no faith?”

2. Luke 8:25 the same account, Jesus is recorded asking them why they were so afraid and then asked: “Where is your faith?”

3. Matthew 17:17 Jesus rebuked his disciples by calling them a faithless and perverse generation. He asked them just how long they thought He would be with them, “How long shall I suffer with you?” Then He healed the little boy without complaint.

It is evident that Jesus, although never tiring of praying for and meeting the needs of the multitudes who did not know Him, expected far more from those who did know Him. Especially those who were close to Him. Those who were to take over His earthly ministry.

I believe that Jesus knew He would soon leave the earthly ministry of Kingdom representation to those whom He would redeem through His death and empower through His resurrection.

B. Jesus was our substitution

C. Jesus should be our identification

Identify with the Jesus of the bible.

* He is your example.

* He is your role model.

* Grow to be just like Him.

We can be one who needs or one who meets needs, it’s our choice.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Stewardship Principles

Stewardship Principles



Kindness-Candidness-Influence --- The next step is where most people loose it & quit. 7am

Key Scripture: 1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.

Text For Tonight: Matthew 21 NLT

33 ¶ "Now listen to this story. A certain landowner planted a vineyard, built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country.

34 At the time of the grape harvest he sent his servants to collect his share of the crop.

35 But the farmers grabbed his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.

36 So the landowner sent a larger group of his servants to collect for him, but the results were the same.

37 "Finally, the owner sent his son, thinking, ‘Surely they will respect my son.’

38 "But when the farmers saw his son coming, they said to one another, ‘Here comes the heir to this estate. Come on, let’s kill him and get the estate for ourselves!’

39 So they grabbed him, took him out of the vineyard, and murdered him.

40 "When the owner of the vineyard returns," Jesus asked, "what do you think he will do to those farmers?"

41 The religious leaders replied, "He will put the wicked men to a horrible death and lease the vineyard to others who will give him his share of the crop after each harvest."

Jesus is talking about the concept and practice of stewardship.

* Stewardship vs. Ownership

* What I Want vs. What God Wants

We talked recently about the importance of Numbers and Nickels.

Numbers and Nickels are not what this church is after.

Numbers and Nickels are what we use to go after what we are after … Souls! It takes Numbers & Nickels to do God’s work.

Although we do not make the church solely about numbers and nickels, nonetheless, the Church must not shirk it’s responsibilities to teach the whole counsel of God’s Word.

God is very interested in His house being full.

Luke 14:23 "Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

He also has great desire to prosper His children.

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

Psalms 35:27 Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, "Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant."

It is the duty of the church to teach the principles of God’s word with grace but without apology. So, without further ado, lets look at some Stewardship Principles. We have already surveyed:

Our View of Stewardship: but allow me to recap - Our View …

Every Christian should identify themselves with a local church. This is basic membership. Each member is responsible to contribute to the vision and success of their church by the

* Giving of their time

* Volunteering with their talents and the

* Support of their treasury

The Purpose for Stewardship:

To take the resources contributed and provide as much Jesus as possible, first to the sheep of this pasture and then in ever increasing concentric circles to the utter most parts of the world. We hope To make our church important to God. We will accomplish this by:

* Reaching People

* Teaching People

* Keeping People

Our Impact As Stewards:

Our Church has already reached several of our local communities and over 100 other countries with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a real and vital way. We have built churches, bible schools, grammar schools, feeding centers, medical clinics, supported orphanages and funded seminars, workshops and crusades, drilled water wells, worked hospital, nursing home and jail ministries and provided counsel, covering and correction to people of all nations, races, tribes and languages all without charge, born solely on the strength of our member‘s giving. Even our whisper can now be heard around the whole world, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

We have equipped saints and provided opportunities for them to be proficient witnesses to the saving grace of Jesus Christ, sending them out to the lost, in prisons, hospitals, on the streets, at festivals, on beaches, in schools, over the world wide internet and in daily life adventures, seeing a harvest of souls numbering into the hundreds of thousands, both in America and throughout the world. We are steadily advancing and enhancing the Kingdom of God and with each passing day we pray for greater doors of utterance and the resources to make the most of these opportunities.

Our Need for More Stewards:

The fields are white and ripe for harvest. We need more contributing members, who are committed laborers in this field. We need you to abandon your own way, come to Christ, bring your time, talents, tithes and offerings, be discipled and give yourself to the vision and work of the church. Discover your purpose and pursue your destiny. Learn Jesus and He will help you:

* Make a living

* Make a life and

* Make a difference

Commit to stewardship today. You Are Ready For Your Next Step!

For your next step toward success in life, 7am in the morning!