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How do we spend the money we have? Are we inclined to save it so we will be prepared for emergencies, or do we spend it because we might not have it later? Do we like to give our money to friends, to charities, to churches, to political parties, to educational institutions? Where are we, in fact, giving our money?

If any of these questions makes us uncomfortable, it may be because talking about money is one of the greatest taboos around. The reason for the taboo is that money has something to do with that intimate place in our heart where we need security.

No servant can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or be attached to the first and despise the second. You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.

Luke 16:13

What is our security? That is what Jesus would ask. He says that we cannot put our security in God and also in money. We have to make a choice. 

Jesus counsels: “Put your security in God.” We have to make a choice where we want to belong, to the world or to God. Our trust, our basic trust, Jesus teaches, has to be in God. As long as our real trust is in money, we cannot be true members of the Kingdom.

Those who trust in their riches will wither, but the righteous will flourish like green leaves

Proverbs 11:28


Where We’re At

So far the Foundations Campaign has raised 58K! That is amazing! We are just over halfway to breaking ground on the playground. This is expected, our plan has always been to wait and save. We will have plenty of exciting twists and turns to come as far as progress goes, but now we are saving in order to move forward. 

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