Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday Recap

It looks like it's been a while since I've posted anything on here and even longer since I've posted anything other than recaps. There will be a couple of posts forthcoming this week. Until then, here's a quick recap of yesterday at Reveal.

Steve gave me the opportunity to speak at Reveal this week and since it is the week of Thanksgiving, I used the time to focus on living a life of thanksgiving. Here are the highlights:
  • Colossians 2:6-7 says that our lives should overflow with thanksgiving.
  • What happens when our lives overflow with thanksgiving?
  • Proverbs 11:24-25 gives us a good picture of the life that overflows with thanksgiving.
  • Living a life of thanksgiving requires accurate vision.
  • We have to see things differently than the world sees things.
  • Commonsense says that the way to wealth is to save, spend wisely and invest.
  • The Bible says the way to wealth is to give freely.
  • Of course, the God's definition of wealth is completely different than the world's.
  • Wealth does not equal money.
  • We have to see how blessed we are. I used this clip from The Blind Side and asked the question, "Do you see your bed as a blessing?"
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  • Living a life of thanksgiving will lead to giving.
  • The little translation of the first part of verse 25 is "The soul of blessing gets fat."
  • When we become a blessing to others, our lives do not just illustrate the grace of God to others it also enriches and satisfies us.
  • Living a life of thanksgiving is rewarded.
  • I closed with another clip from The Blind Side that illustrates how our lives are changed when we give our time, our gifts, our possessions, our lives for others.

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-- Peace, Jamie

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