Then, we have the ushers. The ushers do a fantastic job. We have the greeters. We have the extravagant hospitality people who are just serving. They are giving and are generous with their time and talents. You have everybody who works in the children’s or preschool area who teaches our children in an age-appropriate fashion. You have our youth workers — people who volunteer their time and talent on Monday and Wednesday night. We have discipleship training here on the weekends. You have people who give their time and talent in mission trips and mission endeavors. There is the sports ministry and our small groups’ ministry. I could go on and on. But, I will stop. You know that it’s pretty obvious that we have a lot of people, thousands of you, who give your time and talent to make Fellowship what it is. God works through you to do the stuff.
Just as important, just as strategic as time and talent generosity are, is the true test of generosity — the treasure test. I’ll say it again. Just as important as time and talent generosity are, is the true test — the treasure test.
Here is what Jesus said. It’s the litmus test. He says in Luke 12:34, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
“Wait a minute! Is he going where I think he is going? Is he going to talk about money and my stuff?” Yes, I am. If you have a problem with me talking about money, don’t email me, please. Don’t waste your time emailing me. Instead, why don’t you “knee mail” God? Why don’t you hit your knees and say, “God, I have got a question for you.
Ed Young Pastor – Why, God, when you sent your son, Jesus Christ, to live on this earth, were 16 out of his 38 parables all about money and possessions? Why, God, is one out of every ten verses in the New Testament about money? Why is giving the second greatest theme in the Bible? Why, God?”© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Pastor