Our theme for 2011—Trusting Grace; Releasing Life—is all about trusting Jesus enough to release the full potential of the life He gives us, eternal life, from our lives, individually and corporately. Our studies in Galatians will guide the process as we ask God to release His life from our community of faith in ways only explained by His grace.
But we’re not the first to ask for this great privilege to live large for God. It’s important to ask why others have asked for this only to keep stumbling forward in mediocrity. I believe that there are three things God needs to know about us—individually and corporately—before we can expect Him to release His Son’s life in such dramatic and renewing ways. God needs to know:
- We love Christ more than our money.
- We pray more than we plan.
- We love others more than ourselves.
There’s no question that the way we handle our money tells God how we’ll handle His power. His Son said it plainly, over and over again: If you really trust grace enough to release new life, you’ll demonstrate that you love Jesus more than your money!
Here’s the link to the sermon, study notes, and discussion notes from last Sunday: