Conclusion. The last of three personal “What If” questions finishes this series about the work of the Bible in our lives. It means looking beyond what we give to explore giving. The Bible shows God places tremendous value on the way we give.
Our giving has greater repercussions than the balance in our checkbook. Biblical giving involves faith toward and a change in attitude towards others. One unique element of giving cures our human selfishness and opens the door for Heaven’s increase in our lives.
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Part 2. God desires to take us from nothing to something and give us everything. But His plan is not only to accomplish it on an individual level. He is bringing together a nation, a people. This is what makes the transformation from nothing to something possible. There is only one builder of God’s Church, and we must learning to trust in the builder. Only then we will recognize and live in the powerful truths of unity as The People of God.
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Part 1. The hymn “Amazing Grace” has a wonderful phrase we sometimes forget the power of: “I once lost, but now am found.” What does it mean to be lost? If we are found, what should change? Is God the center of who we are, or just an add-on? These question set us looking at what it means to be part of something bigger than ourselves. We are “The People of God.”
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