Thursday, January 26, 2017
"Where your treasure is there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21
Sunday I preached a message entitled "It's All About the Heart" and I challenged people to examine their hearts by studying the Sermon on the Mount over the next few weeks. To illustrate that point and serve as a reminder I put a small heart in the bulletin for people to keep with them as they meditate in the Word.
I hope you are one who is taking that challenge. I invite you to give your heart back to me once you are sure your heart is right.
As Jesus teaches in this verse from the Sermon on the Mount, one way to get your heart right is to put your treasures in the right place so your heart will follow.
Thinking about this gets me excited about our "Compelled By Love" Capital Campaign. You already love FredWes and the amazing people who are part of it. And you already give faithfully to support the ministry. But imagine how much more you will love the Lord and the church when you pledge some serious treasure toward the campaign! You heart will follow your treasure!
Now multiply that by 40 or 50 times as our FredWes families commit more treasure to the future of our church! Imagine what an environment and spiritual climate that will create each Sunday as we gather for worship at FredWes!
"Compelled By Love" is a catching phrase right now as we plan and promote the upcoming campaign but for the two years following the April 2nd commitments it will be a reality! We will have put our treasure in FredWes' future and our hearts are going to follow!
It's all about the heart!
How's your heart?
Why not take your heart and hang out in Matthew Chapters 5 and 6 and 7? God will do some precious things to your heart!