Message from Reverend Dave Lillie

Dave Lillie

We are nearing the conclusion of our church wide stewardship series: Shiny Gods – Finding Freedom from Things That Distract Us.

Last week, we talked about “Be Faithful, Save, and Give.” We addressed head-on our human tendency to accumulate possessions and wealth, and we rediscovered the teachings of John Wesley about earning, saving, and giving.

This Sunday brings our final topic in the series: “Heart Giving.” What defines your life? Is it wealth? Belongings? Faith? Many of us live with a scarcity mentality, worried that we must gather and hoard as much as possible, saving for some imagined “rainy day.” Or we focus on self-gratification. But the Bible promises both God’s blessings and joy for those who choose to live another way.

I urge you to join us this Sunday as we learn how to live a new way – as people who are defined by generosity and who experience true joy.