Mission Possible Series

11/21/2021 | Making the Most With What You Have

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

The Philippian Christians were generous with their giving as a reflection of their sense of stewarding the mission of Jesus. Jesus Himself reminds us to utilize our resources for maximum Kingdom impact. How much or how many gifts/abilities one has isn’t nearly as important as what one does with what one does have.

Philippians 4:15-20 (ESV)

15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. 18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

11/14/2021 | It’s Yours To Care For

Speaker: Dr. David Goebel

From the very outset of Creation, God has given humanity a stewardship mandate as part and parcel of His mission for the human race. Not only are we to care well for Creation in an environmental sense, but also for one another as important parts of that Creation.

Genesis 1:26-31 (ESV)

26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.