Did You Know? 4.0

20 10 2009

Things are changing at a rapid rate. The last statement was amazing. What stat surprised you? How do you think we will do life different in 5 years? What changes do you think this means for businesses and churches?


30/30: Anything. Everything. Malachi.

13 10 2009

life money hope boxGod doesn’t want anything from you. He wants everything. And anything short of everything is too short. We Will Never Give God Everything, Until We Discover…

1. Who He Is

A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the LORD Almighty. “It is you, O priests, who show contempt for my name. Malachi 1:4-6

He is…
1. Our Father
2. Our Master (Lord Almighty)

2. What He Expects

“But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’ You place defiled food on my altar. “But you ask, ‘How have we defiled you?’ “By saying that the LORD’s table is contemptible. When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the LORD Almighty. Malachi 1:6-8

I honor God by giving him my First and my Best
“Now implore God to be gracious to us. With such offerings from your hands, will He accept you?” says the LORD Almighty. “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the LORD Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands. Malachi 1:9-10

My Next Step…

“Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Malachi 3:8-10

90% with God’s blessing is far more than 100% without it.

New Series@Epic: Live the Adventure

5 10 2009

live the adventure image Ever feel like you were created for something bigger? Ever wonder how to know what God is asking you to do? In this four-week series, you will discover how God has uniquely gifted you and how you can specifically impact this world. Climb in…your life will never be the same.

Live An Original Life – Oct 18
ID Your Spiritual Gifts – Oct 25
Only You Can Be You – Nov 1
On Your Mark – Nov 8

Live the Adventure @ Epic Church

Moving from Worry to Hope

5 10 2009

life money hope boxDo not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. …No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew 6:19-24

1. Realize the WASTE of Worry
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:25-27

2. BUDGET with What Christ Has Given you
We want God to intervene and help us financially, but maybe the bigger thing is that He wants to do teach us is wisdom in how to budget and plan with what He has already given us.
– Save: Build the “Oh No” Fund
– Give: Build the Discipline of Giving

3. PRAY Before Your Pay

“The spiritual root of America’s economic recession is our inability to delay gratification. We want it ALL & all of it NOW.” Rick Warren

The plans of the diligent lead to proft as surely as haste leads to poverty Proverbs 21:5

4. Put Your TRUST in Your Heavenly Father
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:25-34

7Days…the Worry2Hope Challenge

5 10 2009

The best way to move from a life of worry to a life of hope is listen to what Jesus has to say in the Bible. He really does want to transform your heart, and He wrote these scriptures with you and I in mind. This is the challenge from last Sunday.

Sunday – Psalm 46
Monday – Psalm 42
Tuesday –  Psalm  138
Wednesday – Psalm 91
Thursday – Psalm 116
Friday – Psalm 139
Saturday – Psalm 31