As we renew today for another year our Stewardship and Faith Promise Miss ions Giving Commitment, let us do so prayerfully, carefully, and wholeheartedly with the unwavering faith in God who truly is the One who virtually promised. The Bible clearly exhorts in Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised).” We believe that it is God’s desire that everyone commits and gives something, and more than was given before. We therefore need to continue to level-up in our commitment and giving for the Lord’s work.
The principle, purpose, and provision are respectively spelled-out in II Corinthians 9:6-8, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work .” The Bible likewise commands with a promise and principle in Luke 6:38, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
As we also review, rejoice, and be grateful for what God has done the past year through our Annual Church Business Meeting this afternoon, let us at the same time, resolve to press on, enhance our serve, and be much more committed in faithfully and diligently fulfilling the Great Commission. We are indeed certain as Ephesian 3:20 would bear, that “God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” We just need to have a submissive, surrendered, and trusting heart for God’s use.
My dear brethren, let us likewise continue to pray, prepare, and get ready for another observance next Sunday of the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper at the concluding part of our 4 o’ clock afternoon service. Let us corporately remember and be sincerely grateful for what our Lord Jesus Christ had done at the Cross of Calvary for our redemption, and the other resultant blessings therein. We NOW humbly continue to live for, and serve Him with a yielded life!
All By God’s Grace and For God’s Glory!
Pastor Gerry Nable