Who wouldn’t want to be rich?
It’s a question that Andy Stanley of North Point Ministries asked his congregation a few years ago, and it’s a question we’re asking you as part of our “Be Rich: Do More, Give More” Giving Campaign.
How to Be Rich is about more than just money. It’s recognizing that God has promised to take care of you, no matter what, and that you are rich only when you trust God’s promise. Wealth, in and of itself, is not a bad thing. It’s what you do with it. John Wesley said it well, “Earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can.” Sounds simple, right?
Paul once wrote this to his protégé, Timothy, and it’s the scriptural basis for our campaign:
“As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are 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.” — 1 Timothy 6:17-19
On February 1, 8 and 15, Senior Pastor Dave Summers will preach about the side effects, the hope and the challenges of putting God first.