Olivet Community Church
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Transforming our Community

“A Fresh Start.” I can’t tell you how many times I’m speaking with someone and I get the distinct impression that they believe that somehow there is a quota on how many times God will forgive, God will bless–God will give us a fresh start. The reality is that there is always an opportunity to begin again! “His mercies are new every morning!” (Lamentations 3:22-23). 

 In Matthew 6 Jesus reminds us of four means by which God grants us grace and gives us a new beginning. One of those means–not insignificantly–is through the giving of our time, our talents and, yes, our treasure. Jesus speaks more about money than virtually any other subject! Not because He wants to get your money–there is no record of Jesus ever receiving money from anyone–but because Jesus doesn’t want your money to get you! Has money “got” you? Either in the sense of enslavement through debt or enslavement through wealth? It’s not too late! You can begin again today to let your faith rather than your finances direct your life! You can have a fresh start! Please join me over these next five weeks in digging deep into God’s Word, in inviting God to breathe new life into old patterns–in experiencing freedom in every area of your life!