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Lead Pastor John Hampton’s teaching series for the month of November is about handling money, and is called, “Live To Give.” Giving is central to the nature of God, the mission of Jesus, and in shaping the heart of Jesus’ followers. This series is not about having the right insurance, as much as the right assurance; not about securities, but about security; not about trusts, but about trust; not about growing your principal, but about understanding and applying God’s principles.
Pastor John has also written this accompanying 30-Day Live To Give Daily Devotional Guide to supplement the weekend messages.
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- Live to Give Devotionals
- Live to Give – Oct 31
- Live to Give – Nov 1
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- Live to Give – Nov 5
- Live to Give – Nov 6 We have one brief opportunity...
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- Live to Give – Nov 29
Friday-November 6 | Daily Devotional 7
“You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” John Bunyan
Be still and silent before the Lord for 1 minute
1 Corinthians 2:6-10
However, I speak a wisdom to those who are mature. But this wisdom is not from this world or from the rulers of this world, who are losing their power. I speak God’s secret wisdom, which he has kept hidden. Before the world began, God planned this wisdom for our glory. None of the rulers of this world understood it. If they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written in the Scriptures:
“No one has ever seen this,
and no one has ever heard about it.
No one has ever imagined
what God has prepared for those who love him.”
But God has shown us these things through the Spirit.
At the end of the movie Schindler’s List there is a heart-wrenching scene in which Oskar Schindler—who bought from the Nazis the lives of many Jews—looks at his car and his gold pin and regrets that he didn’t give more of his money and possessions to save even more lives. Schindler had used his opportunity far better than most, but in the end he longed for a chance to go back and make better choices.
Here’s a reality check for you: Unbelievers cannot relive their lives and get a second chance to choose Christ. Hebrew 9:27, “It is appointed unto men to die once and face judgement.”
Also, Christians cannot relive their lives and get a second chance to do more to help the needy and invest in God’s kingdom. We have one brief opportunity–one life that will soon be past–to use our resources to make a difference.
Randy Alcorn puts it like this: “Five minutes after we die, we’ll know exactly how we should have lived.” Thankfully, God has given us His Word so we won’t have to wait until we die to find out. “No eye has ever seen, and no ear has ever heard about it. No one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. But God has shown us these things through the Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10) God has given us His Spirit to empower us to live the way He wants us to live now.
Am I living in a way that is consistent with the direction my life is heading—toward an eternity with God?
Lord, my life is moving in only one direction—toward eternity, toward You. I don’t know why I so often fail to recognize that reality. Help me, Lord, to live in such a way that I increasingly set my affections on things above and I am less entangled with earthly things below. Give me the vision to know now in part what one day I will know in full. Through Jesus I pray, Amen.