April 3rd 2015listen to last Sunday’s worship set. Mark 6:30-44
– Giving is the New Receiving. Jesus made some crazy statements, none crazier than “To give is more blessed than to receive.” (Acts 20:35) It’s one of the most counter-intuitive claims that Jesus makes, but it was one of the invitations he gave to those who wanted to follow him. In a very practical way, Jesus taught that your life is more full; not when it’s full of more stuff, but when it’s full of generosity. Winston Churchill echoed these sentiments of Jesus when he said, “You make a living with what you get, but you make a life with what you give.” What might it look like to step into this truth more fully? How might we live differently today if we really believed that giving was the new receiving?