Good morning everyone and welcome to Our Church. We are so happy to have you all here today, and we believe that God is going to do something awesome in your lives in this service. So along with our weekly receiving of the tithes this week, we are going to be taking up a special offering for our missions fund. But before we receive the offering, let’s have a look into God’s word. In Matthew 6:19 Jesus says,
“Do 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.”
In this passage we see Jesus speaking to the crowds of people surrounding Him. He tells them not to store up treasures here on the earth, but to store up treasures in Heaven. How many know that when we get to Heaven, we are going to have some treasures stored up for us if we do the will of God? But how do we store up those treasures? Let’s look at another passage of Jesus speaking, in Matthew 19:21.
“Jesus said to him, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.’”
Often in life it is easy to get caught up in our lives and forget about people in need all around the world. Jesus not only reminds us to remember them, but to take drastic measures to give. Now I am not asking that you sell your home this morning, but when we give this morning into the missions fund, give whatever is on your heart. And the awesome part is that when we give to the less fortunate, we store up for ourselves treasures in Heaven, where they can never be taken away. So let’s give with generous hearts this morning.
Confession: “Lord today I bring my gift to your house to give to those in need. I believe that my gift will go out and reach the poor and bless them abundantly, and also I believe that I am storing up treasures in heaven.”