Sermons from Heartstrings – First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs

#tellmewithouttellingme – Giving

First, just financially, if you have room in your budget to give, that means you are not living above your means. It means your house payment is manageable, your car payment isn’t outrageous (or you’re smart enough to not HAVE a car payment.) If you are a giver, it means you are living within your means, it means you are less likely to be stressed by every bill that comes in the mail, it means you are less likely to file for bankruptcy… I get it, life happens. If you are choosing between generosity and eating a meal… choose eating! God doesn’t need your money. But if you are choosing eating or giving as a lifestyle, it might be time to find ways to readjust.

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And In Our Songs We Will Praise You

This extravagant, beautiful love, this is our strength and our shield as we take this journey through living… it is this wild, extravagant, grace that we put our trust in, that gives us courage… that invites us to the dance floor to discover a joy beyond understanding. It is this extravagantly boundless love that invites us to become wild hearts ourselves, it is this vision of God’s wild heart that we, as a community, will strive to live into.

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