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Apr 15, 2018

A Given Life Gives Everything

Passage: Malachi 3:7-10

Speaker: Drew Shofner

Series: Worth More

Category: Giving, Worship

Growing up in the world, we are taught to always look out for number one. We’re taught that if you want to get ahead in life, you have to work hard and take care of yourself first. Even from the day we are born, we are selfish beings consumed with a “me first” kind of attitude. Therefore, it’s difficult for us to receive a message like the one in Mark chapter 8, verse 35: “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.” In order to save ourselves, we have to live a given life; a life that holds nothing back and gives all it’s got to God. The given life encompasses every area of life—including our finances. We must live a life that puts Jesus first, for then we will receive what’s worth more, leaving behind all that’s worth less to die along with the world.