As we continue in our series that looks seriously at what the Word of God calls us to be as we function together as this living organism called the church, it comes with no surprise that our behavior, our choices and actions, will be an integral part of what reflect the heartbeat of Christ. Last week, with Hebrews as our text, the priority and delight of gathering together regularly as Christ-followers was the focus. Today we look at two roles of those of us who gather together that hit very close to home, our time and our money.
If you have been around church any length of time, these are not strangers to you. However, you might find the text unusual today as it relates to this topic. Paul’s letter to his dear friends at the church of Philippi is full of many familiar and dear verses to us. In the context of what it means to be and live like Christ, Paul reveals a secret. This secret regarding the ever elusive pursuit of contentment has a direct correlation to the motive behind how we