February 4 — March 4
In this series, we'll unpack what it means to be unfinished and what God has in store for the next chapter in the life of Redeemer and what He wants to do in your own life.
THE UNFINISHED WORK OF GOD
February 4, 2018 | Bill Clark
God’s perfect plans are carried out by imperfect people. We are never "complete" in this life as God continually works in us to refine and sanctify us. This also means that God is always present with us and has promised to finish what He has started. Bill Clark opens up our discussion of what it means to be Unfinished.
THE SOURCE OF GENEROSITY
February 11, 2018 | Adam Barnett
Obedience! This is the ultimate picture that is painted in Luke 9:23-25. If this passage makes you uncomfortable, here is something to keep in mind: God is good. His ways are good. Following Him is good. It is always in our best interest to live the Christian life and follow God. Generosity is one of the truest ways we deny ourselves in the adventure of following Jesus. Adam Barnett continues our look at our Unfinished selves by reminding us of the source of our generosity.
A MODEL OF A GENEROUS HEART
February 18, 2018 | Bill Clark
In matters of generosity, most of us have seldom, if ever, given out of poverty. In other words, we have seldom known what it means to give away all we have, trusting that God will supply our future needs. Bill Clark explores the story in Mark 12:41-44 where Christ points out a model of a generous heart.
GIVING YOUR ALL TO OTHERS IN NEED
February 25, 2018 | Adam Barnett
How people view money is an effective barometer of their spirituality. Money is neither good nor bad in itself; corrupt people can put it to evil uses, while good people can put it to righteous uses. Though it is morally neutral, what people do with their money reflects their internal morality. Adam Barnett continues our series by reminding us that one of the greatest reflections of our trust in God is seen in our generosity to others.
March 4, 2018 | Bill Clark
Paul's words in 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 are the summary to his theology of giving. In his mind, giving is simply another aspect of grace. God provides for the needs of His people and blesses those who bless others. Biblical giving is grace-based in that it is to be done with a cheerful spirit. How much should we give? Bill Clark concludes our Unfinished series by reminding us that perhaps the answer is really another question - "How happy do we want to be?