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A Message from Pastor Rodney:
October 19, 2014
We continue our study of Acts, as we work our way through this year’s theme:
Becoming the Church of Christ
The disciples prayed for boldness in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ, and this week we see the first challenge to living a bold, Christian life: Money. Sometimes people say, “Money is the root of all evil.” This is a common misquote, and it is wrong. “Love of money is the root of all evil.” Love aimed in the wrong direction leads to all sorts of trouble. Think about the trouble that is introduced when Love is off target in our relationships (marriage or children) or our jobs or our possessions. In our study of Acts this week, we look at one of the first challenges to any community: love off target, specifically as it relates to love of our possessions. If things aren’t going perfectly in your life, maybe you could consider this truth: Love off target ruins everything. At Parkside, we are always struggling with aligning our love with LOVE (God is Love, 1 John 4:7-8), but we’re working together to pay attention, to help each other, and to hold each other accountable, as a community. If you’re struggling in any area of life and need some encouragement or help or maybe even some accountability, Parkside Church is the place where you belong!
Jesus said, "Come to me all you who are weary & carry heavy burdens, & I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 NLT