Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Challenge

In our church today we talked about sharing Christ and serving others. We spoke of the many different ways do do this (verbally, with actions, by sacrificing your time/resources to help those in need, etc). The theme of the sermon was "Each one should use whatever gift[s] he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." Near the end of the service a gauntlet was laid down. Everyone in attendance was give a sum of Monday (I got $20) that was donated by an anonymous person. The purpose of the money was to to use to bless someone else and live out the sermon, instead of just listening, walking away, and forgetting.

The challenge is to use the money to bless someone else while following these guidelines:
  • You cannot just give the money back to the Church
  • You cannot use the money to serve yourself or your immediate family
  • It must be Christ honoring
  • You should try to avoid just handing the cash to someone but instead use it as a vehicle to do more than that
  • It should be spirit led

SO, my question to you is this. If you were given an amount of money, say $20, and you had to use it to bless someone outside your immediate family, how would you use it?


Blogger D.J. Albert said...

Great recap of Sunday morning, Jeff! Been awhile since a sermon REALLY stayed with me and kept me thinking about how to apply it to my life... I want to be creative in using my gift, but even more so, I want to be Spirit-led and moved to provide for a need. God bless your decision!

Donna (and Les) Albert

11:25 PM, October 20, 2009  

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