Sermon Series: Earn. Save. Give.
Sermon: How Far Will You Go?
John Wesley describes giving as “the farther end” toward which earning and saving lead us. The goal of Christian discipleship is a generous life. Wesley challenges us all to grow in our generosity as our response to the extravagant generosity of God. Zacchaeus calls us to see the connection between salvation and stewardship; the link between our faith and our money. The generous widow provides a picture of the difference between charity and stewardship. Both texts lead us to the challenge that Paul offers through Timothy which challenges us who are rich “to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.”
Luke 19:1-10, Luke 21:1-4