You’re probably used to hearing people in church talk about giving. But when was the last time in church that you talked about earning or saving? Is it unchristian to earn money? Is it wrong to save for ourselves and our families?
John Wesley didn’t think so. Wesley, the Christian evangelist and founder of the Methodist movement, gave a remarkable sermon called “The Use of Money”
(https://qrco.de/bbkG0I). In it, he said that the important thing isn’t money itself but how we use it. Wesley’s surprising advice still rings true today: earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
During the month of October, our church will experience an exciting new stewardship program, Earn. Save. Give.: Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money, developed by popular author and pastor James A. Harnish. The program centers around a book (https://qrco.de/bbaAyS), in which Harnish describes Wesley’s surprising advice and introduces us each week to faithful Christians who, like all of us, struggle with
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Acts 2:44–45 says: “Now all who believed were together, and
had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided
them among all, as anyone had need.”
Lord, today we bring our gifts before you. Just like the original church did, we come together God to gather up funds for our church ministries and those in need. We believe that you will extend your mighty hand over this offering, and that it will go out in the name of the gospel, and that your people will be blessed by it.