At the Vineyard we pray “Come, Holy Spirit” a lot. When we pray “Come, Holy Spirit” we ask God to come and show us that he’s overcome the world. We’re asking him to make the world perfect again. We’re asking for miracles, healing and his kingdom to come on Earth as it is in heaven. Praying this can be confrontative, but it’s also good, powerful, and amazing.
Remembering the benefits of God’s love can be a key factor in being loved by him. Yet, to experience those benefits (to live, to feel the greatness of God’s love), takes more than just an intellectual exercise. Remembering the benefits of God’s love needs to go deep, they become central in our lives and govern our behavior. Also as a reminder, God loves you.
If someone asked you, why should we give money to the church, what would you say? John helps us look at a bunch of “Reasons to Give” and what the Bible has to say about them.
Jesus says “do not worry” multiple times in Matthew 6. So why do we worry, especially when it comes to money? John encourages us to experience the freedom that comes with surrendering all our worries, including our money worries, to God.