Wednesday Bible Study
Join our 4-week, Church-Wide Study!
4-Week Bible Study @ the Parsonage
Wednesdays starting tomorrow, Oct. 14 @ 6:30 pm
Childcare offered at the church starting at 6:15 pm
You’re probably used to hearing people in church talk about giving. But when was the last time in church that you talked about earning or saving? Is it unchristian to earn money? Is it wrong to save for ourselves and our families? John Wesley didn’t think so. Wesley, the Christian evangelist and founder of the Methodist movement, gave a remarkable sermon called “The Use of Money.” In it, he said that the important thing isn’t money itself but how we use it. Wesley’s surprising advice still rings true today: earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
For the next four weeks our church is participating in a church-wide study called Earn. Save. Give. Wesley's Simple Rules for Money by James A. Harnish. Pastor Curtis is preaching on topics from the book, and our adult Sunday school class will follow with a lesson on the same topic.
Pastor Curtis will also host a study group at the parsonage on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, starting THIS WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14. A nursery will be provided from 6:15 pm until 7:45 pm for those needing childcare. Please RSVP as soon as you can!
Parsonage: 209 Westview Drive, Sealy, TX 77474
Pastor's Post: John Wesley on Stewardship
“Gain all you can, save all you can, and give all you can.” John Wesley, The Use of Money, 1744
John Wesley’s emphasis on stewardship began with his theological understanding that everything we are and have comes from God. God is at the very beginning of our existence – we did not bring it about ourselves. We are not the creator – we are the created. We did not create the materials that we use to make various items. God has provided us with life, but even more importantly, God provides the grace that leads us to the full life of salvation.
Just as our lives come from God, the ways we use the gifts of life and grace are our offerings back to God. Therefore, Wesley emphasized that both inward and outward holiness matters. How we respond in various circumstances, how we utilize our time, how we spend funds, or how we treat others can be gifts to God when they reflect the holiness of Christ. Read the full article