giving

Obeying Jesus (6 of 7) by David Flowers

Sermon Series:  Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple
Sermon Title:  Right Hand Giving (6 of 7)
Scripture Reading:  Matthew 6:19-21; Mark 12:38-44; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

In his last moments on earth with his core disciples, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples… teaching them to obey all that I have commanded.” So, what are these commands that sincere, authentic followers of Jesus should be obeying? In our Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple series, we will look closely at the teachings and practices that Jesus said are basic and foundational to faithfully following him. 

Jesus affirmed that the heart of God is to give to those in need. He commands us to give, but he condemns the giving that is done in order to be seen by other people. The Pharisees gave this way to make themselves look good and feel better about themselves, not so that God gets all the glory.

In Right Hand Giving (6 of 7), Don Yoder shows us how to give in a way that the left hand doesn’t know. Listen to Don and view the slides here.

Cultures of Generosity by David Flowers

Sermon Title:  Cultures of Generosity
Scripture Reading:  1 Timothy 6:6-19; 2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Philippians 4:15-20

Teresa Boshart Yoder is the new Church Relations and Charitable Services Representative with Everence in Harrisonburg, VA. She is tasked by Everence to work with individuals, organizations and congregations to plan for philanthropic goals that integrate their faith and values. In addition, she provides stewardship education resources, connections and support to area congregations. 

In a message entitled, Cultures of Generosity, Teresa speaks to us about how our giving is related to our belief in the Gospel, and how we can create a culture of generosity within our church, which is set apart to be a local expression of Christ to our community.