The Provision Through Sacrifice

Date: November 17th, 2019
Speaker: Senior Pastor – Dr. T. Michael Carney
Scripture: 1 Kings 17:2-16 [NASB] Time: 11:00AM

Life Lesson: The Lord has a way of providing for His children in their moments of deepest need.

1.  Sacrifice leads to us receiving what we need.
2.  Sacrifice leads to appreciation of what we receive.
3.  Sacrifice leads us toward generosity with what we receive.

The Paradox of Ownership and The Possibility with Plenty

Date: November 10th, 2019
Scripture: Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 23:4-7, and Matthew 6:19-21 [NASB] Time: 11:00AM

LIFE LESSON: Stewardship over what God has entrusted to us is a balance between the Paradox of Ownership and the Possibility with Plenty.

1.  The Paradox of Ownership
      a.  The more I have the more I need.
      b.  The more I need the more I lose.
2.  The Possibility with Plenty
      a.  The more I have the more I can give.
      b.  The more I give the more I receive.

The Principles of Contentment

Date: November 3rd, 2019
Speaker: Senior Pastor – Dr. T. Michael Carney
Scripture: Philippians 4:11 – 13 [ESV] Time: 11:00AM

Life Lesson: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  • Contentment leads you to see every situation through God’s eyes.
  • Contentment frees you to appreciate and understand God’s work.
  • Contentment strengthens your faith in God’s provision.

The Purpose of Obedience

Date: October 27th, 2019
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:22 – 31 [NASB] Time: 9:15 AM

LIFE LESSON: The blessing of God on my resource is measured in my obedience to Him.

1.  His Kingdom over My Kingdom
2.  Spiritual Conviction over Self Convenience
3.  Pure Worship over Pretend Worship

The Promise of the Tithe

Date: October 20th, 2019
Speaker: Senior Pastor – Dr. T. Michael Carney
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-12 [NASB]

Life Lesson: God has given an amount and a test to measure our trust in Him

Why 10%
1.  Present Pleasing Offerings to Jesus
2.  Return Blessing and Rebuke Cursing
3.  God said so

The Blessing of a Generous Life

Date: October 13th, 2019
Speaker: Associate Pastor – Dr. Beau Waldrep
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 [ESV]

Life Lesson: Generous people are rich.  They are rich in the blessing of God’s righteous harvest and in knowing they are a part of something greater than they can produce on their own.

Principles:
– Generosity has the power to produce more than when we are reluctant.
– Generosity reminds us that God supplies both the seed and the harvest.
– Generosity produces a harvest of righteousness in your life.
– Generosity causes others to recognize the power of God.
Practicals:
– Take time to pray and ask God where He wants you to be more generous each month.
– Discuss with your spouse or a close friend what it would look like to step out on faith in your finances.
– When you see or hear a need, next time be the one to meet it.

The Principles of Stewardship

Date: October 6th, 2019
Speaker: Senior Pastor – Dr. T. Michael Carney
Scripture: Luke 12:13-23 [NASB]

Life Lesson: How I view and use my stuff is a direct reflection on the state of my relationship with God.

1.  God owns it all and is above all.
2.  Life is more valuable than stuff.
3.  God is concerned with my soul not my stuff.
4.  You cannot and will not take it with you.
5.  Be rich toward God.

The Sacred Trust

Date: September 29th, 2019
Speaker: Senior Pastor – Dr. T. Michael Carney
Scripture: Luke 19:12-26 [NLT]

Life Lesson: God measures success based on our faithfulness with what HE has given to us.

1.  God has entrusted each of us with something.
2.  There is an accounting with God.
3.  There are significant and unforeseen rewards for those who use their trust faithfully.

Unlocking the Secret of Financial Blessing

Date: September 22nd, 2019
Speaker: Senior Pastor – Dr. T. Michael Carney
Scripture: Luke 8:4-18 [NASB]

Life Lesson: If I will trust God with my finances, I will unlock the secret to His blessings in my life.

Unlocking the secret of financial blessing requires:
1.  Sowing over hoarding
2.  Stewardship over selfishness
3.  Substance over appearance