Generosity 2017: The Path to Gratitude: Awareness - Sunday, October 9, 2016 - Dr. Mark Brewer

*This is the complete 11:15 a.m. worship service from Sunday, October 9, 2016.


Someone has described the American economy as “a group of people who spend money they don’t have, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” One of the most sensitive nerves in our bodies is the nerve between our minds and our wallets. It is the reason Jesus spends so much time talking about money. Gratitude about money is a powerful experience.

As we journey together during our season of stewardship, we are focusing on the whole attitude of gratefulness. The first step in discovering this joy of thankfulness is to simply become aware of just how blessed we really are today. So many of us live our lives on kind of an “automatic pilot” mode and miss out on the rich little joys of God all around us. I pray we all move one step further this morning in living a life of abundant gratitude.

Dr. Mark Brewer
Interim Senior Pastor

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! - 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

The first step on the path to gratitude is becoming aware of our common humanity and common brokenness. We are all responsible for this. God desires to make all things new. Each of us must first become aware of our newness in Christ and live as new creations.

Generosity, The Path to Gratitude Dr. Mark Brewer

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