Each week, the pastor who preaches posts a brief synopsis of the sermon for you to see the main points made during the sermon on Sunday morning.
November 3, 2019
2 Corinthians 9:7-12 “Where is your heart?”
Seventeen million children in this world go to bed hungry. Eleven percent of families in the U.S. do not know where their next meal is coming from. A local shelter is in need of a functioning stove to serve 80 plus residents three meals a day. Bethlehem is constantly searching for ushers, worship assistants, sacristy kitchen help, and leadership positions. Where is your heart?
The Apostle Paul is asking the Corinthians for an offering to help their brothers and sisters in the Jerusalem church. Paul does not ask about their checkbooks, but rather asks about their heart. Where is your heart?
We can give out of a sense of duty. We can give out if a sense of self-satisfaction. We can give because we care. But following Paul’s guidance, I am not asking about your wallet or your purse. I am asking, “Where is your heart?”
There is a great need in this world, in this community, and in this faith community. And it all begins with the heart. For the heart moves the wallet and the purse. Where is your heart?
Pastor Tim Stoa