Growing Grace – May 13, 2018

Growing Grace – May 13, 2018

Goal:  $1,100,000

$300,000 to renovate our church kitchen

$20,000 – $50,000 gift to upgrade property at Mar-Lu-Ridge

$750,000 – $780,000 to reduce Grace’s mortgage by 50%

Informational Meeting – Are you interested in learning more details? Join us for a gathering for all interested members and friends to be held on Thursday, May 17 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Grace Hall. Pastor Kevin and Pastor Martha, along with lay leaders from our Capital Campaign Leadership Team will be present to share information about the campaign and answer questions. No one will be asked to make a commitment at that time. It is an informational meeting and an opportunity for Christian fellowship. Light refreshments will be served.

Seven Principles for Living Into God’s Abundance

We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God…    2 Corinthians 8:1

These words from the Apostle Paul introduce us to the story of a people in ancient Greece called the Macedonians. These early Christians practice a faith of abundant joy and over-flowing generosity that came from a deep sense of gratitude to God, trusting in the Creator’s goodness. It is this spirit that moved Paul to describe the following basic principles.

GRATITUDE

We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that has been granted to the churches of Macedonia.               2 Corinthians 8:1

 

GENEROSITY

…for during a severe ordeal of affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.               2 Corinthians 8:2

 

ABUNDANT JOY

…for their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity…               2 Corinthians 8:2

 

GIVE FREELY

For, as I can testify, they voluntarily gave according to their means…                2 Corinthians 8:30a

 

SACRIFICE

…according to their means, and even beyond their means…                2 Corinthians 8:3b

 

SHARE

…begging us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this ministry to the saints…               2 Corinthians 8:4

 

COMMITMENT

…and this, not merely as we expected; they gave themselves first to the Lord and, by the will of God to us.               2 Corinthians 8:5

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