A couple of years ago, I purchased a membership to a local arts organization. It was a modest membership but it bought me some small graces. I get advance notice of events and I can purchase movie tickets for half-price. I suppose I know that a few dollars of my membership goes to support the work of that organization, but that was not my motive in joining. I joined for the benefits I receive.
The Kingdom of God runs on a different operating principal. As Christians, we believe that the grace of God is freely given – it can never be bought and it can never be sold. To loosely quote Philip Yancy – there is nothing we can do that will make God love us more, and there is nothing we can do that will make God love us less. Isn’t that amazing? Doesn’t that take your breath away?
But that extravagant grace comes with an invitation. God has invited us to continue Christ’s work on earth and that is what Plymouth Church exists to do. How can we not gratefully support the work of the church as an act of our God-given free will? We can never match the extravagance of God, and we shouldn’t try, but we can give generously from our personal resources to support the faithful work of this community of Christians.
The Plymouth Stewardship Ministry is inviting you to go on record with your commitment for 2016-2017, and to do this prior to May 1. You can go online to make your commitment or use a commitment card available at the Stewardship table in Fellowship Hour. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the Stewardship Ministry or staff who will be happy to assist you.
Please be generous in your support of the work of Plymouth Church. Click Here to Make Your Commitment.