101 things to say before the offering (10)
Our world is not the way God intended. It has been deeply scarred by neglect, abuse, and disdain.
We have the ability to heal our world and reinstate God’s vision for prosperity, abundance, and delight. By pooling our resources, we are able to do more good than we could working in isolation. That’s why you’ve probably heard us talk about doing good works because good works. We do good works at home, in schools, at work, in the neighborhood, and in the city because that good work heals.
When you give, you’re participating in our shared efforts to cooperate with God and heal the world. So give, and give generously.
Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.
1 Timothy 6.18-19