On October 11, we begin a 4 week focus on putting God First in our lives, culminating in a commitment and celebration Sunday on November 1. Over these weeks, we will be using Scripture and the insights of the book shiny gods: finding freedom from things that distract us by Mike Slaughter to help us deepen our relationship with God. The excerpt below gives you a first taste of this challenging, exciting, journey. Join us for Adult Sunday School and Worship to learn more!
Introduction: A Journey of Hope
In this book I’ll challenge you to do hard things. You will be asked to
- reject the “shiny gods” or idols that lead you away from God, keep you in debt, and render you ineffective in serving the Kingdom;
- see work as a gift, not a curse, and deploy it powerfully, not just to earn an income but to bring about God’s desired outcome;
- eliminate debt, living simply and within your means;
- fully release all your resources—time, money, and talents—into God’s hands for his purposes
It’s a long journey from shiny gods to a life well lived and a world well served. It isn’t a journey for the faint of heart, but it is a journey of hope.
Let’s get started.
From shiny gods: finding freedom from things that distract us by Mike Slaughter, used by permission.