Not So Little After All... (11 AM)
Martin Luther once said that three conversions are necessary in the life of a disciple: conversion of mind, conversion of heart and conversion of purse. As we wrap up our study of the book Earn.Save.Give.: Wesley's Simple Rules for Money, by James Harnish, let us prayerfully consider our conversion experiences. Have we allowed our minds and hearts to be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit? What about our finances? What is God calling you to give? Can you grow one step in your giving? Perhaps you'll be inspired by Zacchaeus, that "wee little man," who ended up not being so "little" after all....
“Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.” These timeless words of John Wesley, the founder of the movement that became The United Methodist Church, sound straightforward. In fact, some of us might even say we’re already following his instructions! But in a time where wants are mistaken for needs and consumerism and status win the day, the hard truth is that most of us could use a refresh in how we think about and handle our finances. This fall, bring an open mind and an expectant heart to worship and your life group discussions as we prayerfully consider how God might be challenging each one of us in the ways we’ve come to understand money.