Sermon Series(Archived series are below)
Live Like No One Else
Dave Ramsey is a financial guy. He writes books and does a radio show. His primary purpose is to help people transform their financial situation. He wants to help people go from being in financial crisis, to being financially healthy.
He reminds people over and over again: if you choose to live like no one else now, you will be able live like no one else in the future. In other words if you make the financial choices (perhaps even sacrifices) that most people are not willing to make now, in the future you will be able to enjoy the benefits that no one else does.
Dave Ramsey’s axiom is not really his own (and we believe he would freely admit that). It’s an expression of the spiritual reality that Jesus and the rest of the Scriptures teach us over and over again. Although we are in the world, we are not of the world. God has given us a higher vision and different priorities.
In this series we will explore this truth of this axiom as we look at how the gospel of Jesus Christ changed the attitudes and the priorities of the Christians in Corinth. They lived like no one else and discovered that they were blessed like no one else!
“You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God” (2 Corinthians 8:11).
|October 3-5||A Radical Life||2 Corinthians 8:1-8|
|Jesus lived radically. He never bought a house, never owned anything as far as we know, except the clothes on his back. He lived with a purpose—to one day go to the cross so that he could bring us back into God’s family. How did the Christians in Corinth live Jesus’ radical love in their lives? More importantly, how can we?|
|October 10-12||A Rich Life||2 Corinthians 8:9-15|
|Everyone wants to be rich. The Christians in Corinth felt incredible rich, even though the rest of the world would have considered them resource poor. What is it that truly makes us rich?|
|October 17-19||A Disciplined Life||2 Corinthians 8:16-9:5|
|Even if we are determined to live differently, for some reason (it probably has something to do with sin) we end up slipping back into our old patterns. It’s not enough for us to just want to do the right thing, we need to have a plan, a process, along with some kind of accountability that will help us follow through.|
|October 24-26||A Full Life||2 Corinthians 9:6-15|
|We live in a society that tends to measure fulfillment by what we attain, what we acquire, and what others think of us. We can be terribly self-focused. But the Christians in Corinth learned that a truly full life is one in which we have the satisfaction of knowing that at least in some little way we have made someone else a little richer.|
Sermon Series Archive
Each sermon series below includes a “Big Idea” overview and a weekly breakdown of Scripture references and points of emphasis. Go here if you are looking for the actual sermon documents.
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