The advice of Proverbs 4 is straightforward. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get it! Pursue it! Spend everything you have to find it! It is life to you. Reading: Proverbs 4:1-13.
In this message we look at Jesus’ call to give. Two separate and very different stories are recorded in Mark 12:13-17 and 41-44, and both deserve some serious reflection. What does it mean to give “to God the things that are God’s”? If everything truly belongs to him as the creator of all things, how do we give it to him and meet our worldly obligations? What does “giving to God” look like? We’ll explore these questions and more.
Jesus gave the church a model prayer to teach us how to pray. The Lord’s Prayer isn’t just six petitions we should repeat vainly, but instead teaches us something about the proper perspectives or postures in prayer. This Sunday we’ll consider how we, individually and corporately, can faithfully respond to Jesus’ call to pray.