There is only one time in the Bible where God says that we should test him. It is in Malachi 3:10 and it says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse,that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” We want to take God up on his word, so for the next three weeks we are doing a sermon series called, The Test. So we are challenging everyone for the next 90 days to give God 10% of their income. Give back to God 10% of all you earn for the next 90 days. At the end of those 90 days if you say my life is worse than it was and God didn’t show up and bless me, then we will give you your money back. We won’t ask any questions we will just return your money. I want you to get in on God’s blessing in your life. I believe God will come through for you. So if you want to take that challenge just click here to sign up.
My wife, Julie got a concussion in February and then a couple of weeks ago injured her head again. She has experienced dizziness, headaches and fatigue. It has been difficult for her to work, to be with friends and do the normal things of life. Through this time the church family and our small group has been an constant source of encouragement. They have made us meals, cleaned our house and done a number of little tasks that has eased our load. we have been grateful.
Last week I met with the small group leaders and hear similar stories of how God was working in them and through them. There were stories of people growing and changing and stories of people connecting and caring for each other. It was exciting for me to hear that our experience had been repeated in other groups.
Small groups are the primary way we connect in community and grow our faith. We have groups that are meeting all the time. If you are not in a group I would encourage you to join one soon. Look at the ministries tap and go to small groups to see a list.
Some small groups are discussing the Sunday sermons. If your group is interested in this, you can get the sermon questions at this link- click here
Would you try out a small group?