Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. Deut 15:10: Everything we own and everything we have comes from God. So, when we give, we simply offer him a very small portion of all the abundance he has already given to us. Giving is an expression of our thankfulness and praise to God. It comes from a heart of worship that recognizes that everything we give already belongs to him.
WE MUST ALL CHANGE AND BE CONVERTED LIKE SAUL TO PAUL… OUR NEWNESS IN CHRIST-MAKES US A FAMILY OF CHRISTIANS…
Fr. Ellis gives his Vision for All Saints’ in 2017 and beyond… 1. Worship-GOD 2. Fellowship-US 3. Community-THEM
Fr. Ellis gives this weeks message on “Transformation” found in Paul’s letter to the Romans; “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2
We learn through the story of Joseph that: ONE PERSON CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE- in your life, family, neighborhood and community. Now God wants to send you… even through the hardships and pain you have suffered.
This week we learn about Joseph, a dreamer from Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28. God is looking at something incredible inside you that excites Him.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Reisterstown, MD holds its “Service on the Lawn”.
This weeks sermon by Fr. N. K. Ellis is titled “God’s Wisdom is His Spirit” The Bible says in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (NIV)
A big Thank You to Brooke Dignan for being our keyboardist this morning.
Do you believe in eternal life after death and are you preparing to there by sowing into a righteous life than just coming to church, because ONLY the righteous will be in the kingdom of their Father…it’s not too late to start to live a righteous according to the word of God…because ONLY the righteous will go to Heaven-Kingdom of their Father.
Therefore, May God’s word be a lantern to our feet and a light upon our path and may our heart be a good soil to always receive God’s word.
‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest.’ Matthew 11:28-30
What are your burdens?
Only Jesus can take them away, so he invites you to come personally…COME