Each year around this time, we take a few weeks to reflect upon all that God has given us individually and as a church. We do this for at least two reasons: to give thanks for the great benefits we have received at his hands, and to assess how we are stewarding these gifts in ways that are pleasing to God. Typically we give attention to these well-known alliterated areas of our lives—time, talents, and treasure—because stewardship is holistic; it pertains to everything in life. As we say in our liturgy, “All things come from you, O Lord.”
But because next to the kingdom of God Jesus speaks of money more than any other topic, we feel it is important for us to give sustained attention to that one area in life that arguably trips up more Christians than anything else: money.
- Jesus says, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God” (Matt 19:24).
- The Apostle Paul says, “Those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction” (1 Tim 6:9).
As All Saints enters into its annual season of stewardship, we invite you to think and pray together about how we might rethink our economics in light of the way of Jesus. Might we reimagine the ways we engage with money as followers of Christ.
Sermon Series: Rethinking Our Economics
- Oct 18—Rethinking Our Economy
- Oct 25—Rethinking Our Prosperity
- Nov 1—BREAK for All Saints’ Day
- Nov 8—Rethinking Our Charity
- Nov 15—Rethinking Our Generosity
- Nov 22—PLEDGE INGATHERING