Devote Yourself Series

03/26/2023 | Give

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

Of course churches need money to operate, but that’s not why we give. We give because when we give our heart goes with our gift.  As Jesus said, “where your treasure is there will your heart be also.” Part of a devotional life is placing your treasures in God’s hands and trusting that He will do more and better with it than you would. You can give in many ways: to your local church, making a faith promise, supporting gospel-centered missions around Gwinnett, our country, and the globe, etc. No matter where we give, we seek first and foremost to give our hearts to God as an expression of our deep love and gratitude to Him for all that He has done for us in Jesus.

Matthew 6:19-24 (ESV)

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

03/19/2023 | Rest & Reflect

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

“Remember the Sabbath by keeping it holy” is the one commandment that most Christians are all-too-often willing to break. When we are pressed under duties at work, chores at home, honey-do lists, and the needs of our family we are still commanded to take one day a week to rest and reflect. It’s God’s gift to you to lay aside your chores and let your tasks wait until tomorrow so that you can find yourself rejuvenated and reflect on what God has done for you this past week. Sabbath rest sets us free from the enslavement to always doing!

Exodus 20:8-11 (ESV)

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

03/12/2023 | Read. Think. Pray

Speaker: Dan Wonneberger

When we read scripture it’s easy to work your way through all of the words without comprehending its message. The Bible is not only the place where we learn about God, it is the place where we meet Him. So whenever we read scripture we look to read about it, think about it, and pray about it. When we read, think, and pray, we don’t just learn about God, we grow closer to Him.

2 Timothy 3:14-17 (ESV)

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.