Several of our Sunday School classes complete a four-week study this Sunday on the use of time, talents and resources. The series, using Paul’s letters to Christians in Corinth and in Rome as the text, looks at the motivation and commitment of using all that God has provided for the benefit of God’s Kingdom and others. How do you look at all with which you have been blessed? Do you see your time, talents and resources as solely your own, or do you see them all as really belonging to God? As Believers, we are called to follow Christ and allow the Spirit of Christ to teach and guide us in using all that we have and all that we are to demonstrate and communicate to others the love, mercy and grace of God. All of this we know, but the daily living of our lives can skew our perception of who has really provided all that we have and enjoy. Through these lessons we are challenged to ask the hard questions of our commitment to using our time, talents, and resources. The financial gifts most make on a regular basis are important but there are other ways to give by using our time and talents. Here are some ways that we can join together in helping others and in celebrating God’s blessings this week:
- Participate TONIGHT at 5:00 p.m. assembling hygiene kits for the needy. The project will take place in Drennen Hall.
- Attend the Family Promise Fundraiser at St Stephens Episcopal Church on Thursday evening to benefit homeless families.
- Join your church family by taking part in the Magic City AIDS walk this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Railroad Park.
In 2 Corinthians 9:7 we read, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Please pray for discernment, understanding and guidance as you decide what you will give.