heart for the house
A LETTER FROM OUR PASTORS:
2021 offered many of us cards that we did not see coming or cards we simply wish were not ours to carry. For many of us there was transition, disappointment, loss, discouragement, and grief. At times, it may have felt like we were taking two steps forward and five steps back. However, as we stand in what many of us may consider the ruins of 2020, we have the opportunity to worship God in the midst of all the uncertainty and insecurity of what lies ahead. For we have this hope, as Paul stated in 2 Corinthians, that His power is made perfect in our weakness. Therefore, when we are weak He is strong. So may we worship. May we stand in the rubbles of our lost expectations or our ideas of what should have been and worship. Because His church, while the building may have taken a hit, is not built on sand. His church is built on the rock and nothing can prevail against it. We are His church and we are still standing.
So may we be a church who still stands in the rubble, in all our weakness, allowing Him to be strong. Allowing his fruit to birth forth. The fruit of peace, patience, gentleness, and self control. We believe this year we are not rebuilding what once was but instead choosing to live in the fullness of who He has created His church to be and saturate our world with His goodness. We are the church and may we be fruitful, in the way he sees it, in 2022.
Pastors tD + Kalli Davis
Three month generosity challenge
Like any new spiritual habit, generosity requires faith, ongoing dedication, and timely encouragement. We want to walk with you in this next step as you partner with Media City Church and hold your money with care!
Jesus, the exact representation of God Himself, modeled generosity by being the most generous human to ever walk the planet (Acts 20:35; Mt. 20:28). A common uttered truth says “you can’t out-give God”. As the church, we bear the responsibility to help provide for one another’s needs as a family, while also give towards the fullness of God’s goodness practically being expressed in the local community and beyond.
Acts 4:34-35 - There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them 35 and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.
1 Corinthians 16:1-2 - Now regarding your question about the money being collected for God’s people in Jerusalem. You should follow the same procedure I gave to the churches in Galatia. 2 On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned. Don’t wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once.
Countless people experience God’s blessings when they build the habit of generosity towards the mission of God. Throughout Biblical history, we see God’s people give a tithe (the first 10%) of their resources to support the community, while Jesus uses this standard as a launchpad towards an ideal standard of endless generosity modeled through His life, death, and resurrection. The Three Month Generosity Challenge is a money back guarantee of sorts. We are collectively committed as a local church in being people that have a “Heart For The House”!