January 3, 2021

This Sunday we’re going to begin the new year considering what the book of Proverbs has to say about money. Money is one of those topics we might feel we should avoid talking about, especially at church! But Paul urged the young Timothy to warn his flock about the powerful grip that money can have over us and the many ways it can lead us down the foolish path that leads to death.

Those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. (Romans 6:13)

As we’ll see, the Proverbs are full of helpful wisdom here. They alert us to the many evils that can grow from the root of the love of money and they call us to sever that root.

Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf. (Proverbs 11:28)

Thankfully, Jesus is infinitely more trustworthy than any riches and his loving desire for us is that we would flourish and bear much fruit.

Would you join us this Sunday? Junior Jamreonvit will be preaching and Kenny Clark will be leading us in sung worship. Would you pray for each this week as they prepare?

In the evening, we will be gathering outdoors for our Lord’s Supper service and family time from 4:00-5:15pm. We’ve moved it to this earlier time so that we can end as the sun is setting before it’s too dark. If you will be watching our livestream from home, remember to prepare your communion elements ahead of time. If you would like for one of our elders to serve the Lord’s Supper to you at your home, we would be happy to do so. Contact the church office to make this request.

See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!

Song Link of the Week

Great Is Thy Faithfulness from Austin Stone Worship | Live from TGC

I could not love Thee, so blind and unfeeling
Covenant promises fell not to me
Then without warning, desire, or deserving
I found my Treasure, my pleasure, in Thee