J. Gordon Duncan

Culture, Business, Fitness, Etc.

Addressing the Infectious Disease that is the Health/Wealth Gospel – SK Sermon Preview for 062412

ImageHey Gang,

From the conversations that I have had with folks at SK over the past few months, it appears that the book of James is shaping us in ways that we have never been shaped before.  1 Samuel, Luke, and every other book we have ever studied have made great impact, no doubt.  But God is using the straightforward nature of James coupled with the ongoing circumstances of our lives to cause us to wrestle with what it practically and realistically looks like to live out the Christian life in our day and age.

This Sunday is shaping up to be an excellent example of just that:  God’s straightforward truth coupled with the challenging and rewarding circumstances of our lives.  In a time when SK, like many other churches, is struggling to pay our bills, God brings James 4 our way:

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—  yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.”

Isn’t that verse the description of most of our days?  Doesn’t it describe our plans to make a living?  Shouldn’t the encouragements that follow play a large part in shaping not only the future of Sovereign King but the future of our lives as well?

Please make every effort to be at worship on Sunday.  Make every effort to bring folks you know to worship as well.  Garner and our surrounding areas are infected with pastoral teaching that promises everything from wealth to large homes to straight teeth.  Sound biblical teaching about wealth and the preparation and planning to earn an income is desperately needed.  As we grow in this section of James, we will grow in understanding how to navigate the present and future financial waters that face us as individuals, families, and a church.

I can’t wait to see you all on Sunday.

Gordon

If you are a first time visitor to SK, you can find directions to our space at http://www.sovereignkingpca.net/1.2.html

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