On October 8, I began a three part sermon series on Money. The first part was on our spiritual relationship with money, which we covered in the fall. The second part is on our practice with money as Christians, and we will study that dynamic this week (in the winter). In the spring, we will turn to the third and final part of our sermon series on Money. As we looked at our spiritual relationship to money, we focused on how we see the world. Is the world primarily a place of deep generosity, flowing with goodness and joy, or is the world primarily a place of scarcity and absence, flowing with greed, envy, and jealousy? Our answer to that question will either open us up to the world or close us down on ourselves. And the answer to that question has a direct effect on our practice with money.
This week, we look at that practice, and we start with the fact that in every instance of our practice with money, we are investing. With every investment, we expect a return. It does us no good to ignore this dynamic with our money. Instead, we must talk about it, acknowledge it, and then focus our investment based on our spiritual relationship with money. This week, we talk about our investments and our returns with our money. You may have heard someone say, “Money can’t buy you happiness,” but I say, “Money properly invested can return the profit we all desire.” Are you curious? Join us on Sunday morning at 10:30. I think you’ll find, “Parkside is a place where you belong!”