The Abundance of God

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April 30 - May 28, 2017

The idea of abundance is radical in a culture that constantly asks if there is enough: enough time, enough opportunity, enough money, enough food, and so on. We tend to live our lives with the assumption of scarcity—there is not enough—rather than living out of the abundance of God. In the midst of our worries about whether there is enough, celebrating the abundance of God takes the focus off ourselves and our needs and places it back where it belongs: on God's provision for creation.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Abundance of God (Part 1)

As we begin to look at God’s abundance, the best place to begin is with creation: God’s abundance all around us at every moment. But creation is more than merely beauty to admire; it is a reminder of God’s abundant provision for us.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Abundance of God (Part 2)

Jesus speaks with a Samaritan woman who has come to draw water from the well. It is an interaction that Jesus could have easily avoided. But instead, Jesus seeks out an opportunity to allow God's abundant grace to overflow.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Abundance of God (Part 3)

Once we acknowledge the abundance of God in our lives, we have to think about how God calls us to make use of that abundance. This is the question of stewardship, if it more properly begins with a firm trust in God's abundant provision than with assumptions of scarcity.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Abundance of God (Part 4)

Because of our confidence in the coming kingdom of God—the completion of God's work in the world—we live with an abundance of hope that transforms our daily living.