September 30, 2021

Everything Starts Small

This week, Pastor Josh continued the message series Secrets of God's Economy with a message titled Everything Starts Small.  Whether it’s a rose seed, a child, or even an idea, everything in God’s kingdom starts small— good or bad.
Check out this message as Pastor Josh reminds us not to despise our small beginnings!  Video link and message note below.

Message Notes

Mark 4:11 (NIV)
He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables.

  1. God’s economy requires a kingdom mindset.
  2. Everything I have comes from God and belongs to God. I am not the owner.
  3. One of the primary reasons God created man was for management.

Genesis 2:5 (NIV)
Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,

Secret #4 - Everything in the Kingdom of God starts small.

Fear is a lack of confidence.

Proverbs 13:11 (NIV)
Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.

Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”

Luke 16:1 (NIV)
Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.

Luke 16:2 (NIV)
So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’

Luke 16:3 (NIV)
“The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg—

Luke 16:4 (NIV)
I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’

Luke 16:5-6 (NIV)
“So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ “‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil,’ he replied. “The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’

Luke 16:8 (NIV)
“The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.

Knowledge = Information
Understanding = Comprehension
Wisdom = Application

Bridging the “Know-Do” Gap
Reflect on God’s faithfulness
Do it when you think of it
Get a Mentor
Stop being afraid of being afraid
Quit buying your own bull 💩

Luke 16:8 (NIV)
“The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.

Luke 16:9 (NIV)
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

Luke 16:11-12 (NIV)
So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?

  • God doesn’t send growth until he has someone to work/manage it.
  • God’s primary measurement for trusting you is management.
  • God gives to effective managers.
  • Whatever you fail to manage you will lose.
  • Good management attracts resources.

WATCH THE FULL MESSAGE BELOW:

Reading Resources

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More Life Church Projects

Earlier this month, Pastor Josh shared a handful of life-changing projects that will impact our region for generations to come!  Below you will see our current progress for each project!  A huge thank you to everyone who has generously jumped in to support these endeavors!  

If you would like to get involved and contribute to one of these projects, click on the giving link below.

Outreach

Our Outreach Team does an amazing job serving our community with consistency and in practical ways by going out into the community and reaching people right where they are!  Adopt-a-Block, which happens every Saturday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, is just one of the ways our team serves our community each week.  

Currently our Adopt-a-block team has a handful of needs to help them as they serve the people of our community.  For a list of all of the items they need or to learn how you can get involved with our outreach team, click on the link below:

Students Corner

Our More Life Students have some exciting events coming up for the month of October!  Check out their calendar below!

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

In case you missed any of Pastor Josh's social media posts this week, you can check them out below!

That's all for this week's Drop!

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