First things first...
REAL: ... as the secrets of their hearts are laid bare. So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” 1 Corinthians 14:25
CULTURED: After learning to love God, learning to love others is the second purpose of your life. Rick Warren
:) I live in my own little world, but it's ok, they know me here.
REAL: You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Cor. 9:11
CULTURED: Generosity is impossible apart from our love of God and of His people. But with such love, generosity not only is possible but inevitable. John Macarthur
:) A lawyer asked his dentist to give him a retainer.
God prospers us not to raise our standard of living, but our standard of giving.
~ PK- Stewardship Corner
Stewardship Thought for the Week
Our Reformation Sunday Gospel reminds us that if we hold to God's teaching, "we shall know the truth, and the truth shall set us free." As Stewards, we hold to God's teaching recognizing He called us to share our gifts with others. Thus, our Stewardship is truly a 'freeing' experience as opposed to something 'we gotta do!'