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Do You Come Empty?

by Robert J. Young
©, 2003, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

Have you noticed the increasing excitement, enthusiasm, and encouragement of our assemblies as our spiritual family gathers for worship? Missions efforts, missions reports, enthusiastic singing, connecting with God and with one another, increasing evangelism opportunities, challenges to care....these are the "stuff" of life with God.

Surely you also know that none of this happens without resources. All conceivable honor is due our Creator, Preserver, Benefactor, and Redeemer. However much we may offer, we cannot give him more than his due. He deserves our best, he demands our all--willingly given. Three things happen to me as I read our contribution updates in the bulletin.

Our giving is a reflection, revelation of what you think of God. Each week you and I react to all God has given. I hope we are saying with all our might and resources, "Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift." If Jesus Christ died for you, no sacrifice you make for him could be too great!

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Last updated November 5, 2003.