If you have not heard about it yet, you can click here to read full details. Many people have already given to this initiative. I LOVE how God is moving at Revolution Church!
Here on the blog, I wanted to share my heart with you.
The Purple Christmas Offering isn’t about warm fuzzy feelings. Its not about our church having nicer things. Its not even about our orphanage in Haiti or our local outreach partners.
It IS all about JESUS. Its about our mission to start a revolution of grace in one life at a time — all over the world!
At Revolution Church we are passionate about the Gospel, and while there are lots of great things to give to (especially at Christmas time), we make no bones about our belief that the local church is the most important thing you could ever give to. The local church is where people meet our guilt free, grace full God and eternities are changed. Its the only place you can make an investment that will last far beyond this life.
So why would we have a special offering and call it The Purple Christmas Offering? Why would we set a goal of $90,000 and kick off 2014 with some crazy generosity?
The real reason is this: Because it revolutionizes our lives and the lives of people around us when we jump out in revolutionary faith and unleash generosity together! God uses it build our faith and the faith of others.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare:
- Read through 2 Corinthians chapters 8 & 9 this week.
- Remember that Jesus said our hearts and money are connected. Read Matthew 6:21.
- Pray and Ask God, “What would you have me give?”
- And then GO FOR IT. Have a moment right there in your living room as a family or on your own and write out a check or log on and give online.
When God speaks, He always challenges you because He knows who you really are and that you are better than you think you are.
When you do this, God will grow your faith. Your vision gets stretched and you grow spiritually!
If you won’t be around this Sunday don’t worry. You can give online now by clicking here or you can give to The Gift anytime before December 31st at midnight.
Don’t forget to bring your green envelope for The Christmas Offering this Sunday, December 16th (we will have plenty extra if you forget) and I’ll see ya then!