Speaker: Ty Neal
Date: December 07, 2014
Have you ever wondered why life seems so random and scattered? It's as if our lives are much too complex and overly divided. Think about the various areas of our lives. We have our relational area of life which may include a significant other, kids and friends. We have our work area where we spend 40+ hours a week. We have finances to manage and possessions to keep up. We also have our spiritual lives that must be attended to. On top of those, we have our inner life of varying emotions; such as pain, joy and expectations which seem to go unmet. With a life that seems so compartmentalized, is there any hope of drawing them all together to make sense of the chaos? The Bible gives us good news! Life is all connected! But how? Join us October 12th - December 14th as we discover how the gospel connects all aspects of life together as one unified whole.
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.
When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.