January 27, 2019 AM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1877
#3 in series
Making the Himpossible a Reality
Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 2; Eph 2:10;
As we continued expanding our understanding of how God wants His children to think about giving, last week we looked at the testimony we display through our oï¬€erings. The people of God should set the pace in a community for sacriï¬cial praise and giving, modeling through what they do and what they build that God deserves our very best. We reï¬‚ected on our Meet the Need campaign and were reminded of the long-term focus of this project. It is our prayer for generations to come, that the people who ï¬ll this place would say of us, “They provided these ministries for the glory of God. They had integrity, they gave willingly, they never wavered, and their hearts were loyal. We are blessed today because they obeyed God.”
For further study, this series is available online at sherwoodbaptist.net/messages.
God has been faithful to this church body in helping us pay oï¬€ debt early, accelerate debt payments, and provide resources, facilities, and properties that most churches would never imagine. Because of your faithfulness, the faithfulness of others, movie receipts, and God’s incredible blessings, we are signiï¬cantly ahead of schedule on paying oï¬€ our Meet the Need campaign. There is still much we must do and we can do.
Today, in the context of us giving as a part of changing the world from Albany, Georgia, I want to remind you of some basic truths:
For the ï¬rst-century church, it seemed impossible:
“They were uniï¬ed, magniï¬ed, and multiplied. They met daily, cared daily, won souls daily, searched the Scriptures daily, and increased in numbers daily.” – Warren Wiersbe